UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program 1300 University Blvd
Campbell Hall, Suite 415 Birmingham AL 35294-1170 TEL: 205.934.3850
"The focus of the neuroscientist's attention is a three-pound object made up of the same atoms that constitute the rest of the universe. However, this particular group of atoms, that is, the human brain, is capable of mastering language by age 3, flying to the moon and beyond, curing diseases, writing Hamlet, erecting skyscrapers, and even unlocking the great puzzle of itself. We are training students to understand this amazing organ including not only its triumphs, but also its failings as seen in neurological disease. Today's top students are unsurprisingly drawn into this important scientific drama!"
2013 Outstanding Neuroscience Majors: Tooba Anwer, Allen Young, and Ashton Wheeler with Dr. Carl McFarland. Read more...
Welcome to the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program web site.This program provides a focus for undergraduate activity in the many facets of Neuroscience at UAB. Neuroscience seeks to understand how the nervous system functions, at levels ranging from molecules to genes to cells to brain systems serving cognitive functions and behavior. The field of Neuroscience is growing explosively with dramatic progress being made at all levels of analysis of nervous system function.
UAB has world-class Neuroscientists and their presence provides the platform for an innovative, interdisciplinary program that offers a broad perspective of the field of Neuroscience in coursework, as well as research, in cellular and molecular, systems, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. Established in 2008 in response to the growing interest in Neuroscience among undergraduates and the consequent need to coordinate coursework and research opportunities, the UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary program between the Neurobiology Department in the School of Medicine and the Psychology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Artist: Dr. J. David Sweatt, Evelyn F. McKnight Chair, Dept of Neurobiology, Director, and Co-Founder of UAB Undergraduate Neuroscience Program. Dr. Sweatt provides a wonderful example of how science and art often combine in fascinating ways and how our program encourages students to develop broad intellectual and artistic interests. You can view Dr. Sweatt's "science art" on our website. Read More
Brain Science News
Dr. Ginger Campbell is an emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In this podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. Podcast