WELCOME TO NEUROBIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NB&B) was one of the very first departments to combine the study of animal behavior with its neural basis, based on the belief that the interface between them was one of great research potential. NB&B has a distinguished faculty with interests ranging from the intrinsic properties of neurons to the organization of animal societies. Research in the Department falls into five overlapping core areas: cellular and molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, computational neuroscience, chemical ecology, and animal social behavior.
Faculty, postdoctoral associates, technical staff, and graduate students all share the goal of understanding how the nervous system underlies behavior. NB&B offers a broad range of courses and research opportunities for undergraduate students, making it the most popular biology concentration at Cornell.
The associated Graduate Field of Neurobiology and Behavior encompasses all aspects of neurobiological and behavioral research on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. The graduate program's goal is to advance the understanding of neurobiology and behavior by training the next generation of scientists working at this exciting interface.
Six scientists named inaugural Mong neurotech fellows
Vikram Gadagkar (postdoc Goldberg lab) has been awarded the Simons Collaboration on the
Please see this very nice article in the Cornell Chronicle "Recongnition dinner marks
Tom Seeley’s newest book, Following the
Robert R. Capranica Award - Neuroethology:
Miriam M. Salpeter Award - Neurobiology:
Cynthia Kagarise Sherman Award - Behavior:
KUDOS - CALS Outstanding Graduate
Julie Miller - BIONB 2210 - Introduction to
Marine Scientists Call for a Halt to Atlantic
A series of seismic surveys for oil and gas
planned for the mid- and southeastern
Atlantic coastal areas of the United States
pose a substantial threat to one of the
world’s most endangered whale species,
according to a group of renowned marine
mammal scientists urging a halt to the
surveys in a statement released today.
Robert Raguso receives the 2017 Silverstein-Simeone Award from the International Society
of Chemical Ecology. This award recognizes Rob’s “cutting edge” research in chemical ecology.
Sam Doernberg and Joe DiPietro; Teaching Neuroscience in Prison.
Claire Rusch, Geoffrey T. Broadhead, Robert A Raguso and Jeffrey A Riffell. Olfaction in
Disentangling visual and olfactory signals in mushroom-mimicking Dracula orchids using
A new genus of electric fish from Gabon with two new species. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.561.7137 d
Devore S, Pender-Morris N, Dean O, Smith D,
Linster C.Basal forebrain dynamics during non-associative and associative olfactory learning.
J Neurophysiol. 2015
Li G, Linster C, Cleland TA.
Functional differentiation of cholinergic and noradrenergic modulation in a biophysical model
of olfactory bulb granule cells.
J Neurophysiol. 2015
de Almeida L, Reiner SJ, Ennis M, Linster C.
Computational modeling suggests distinct, z
location-specific function of norepinephrine in olfactory bulb and piriform cortex.
Front Comput Neurosci. 2015
Turnell, B. R. and Shaw, K. L. 2015; High
opportunity for postcopulatory sexual selection
under field conditions
Michael J. Sheehan and Thore J. Bergman 2015;
Is there an evolutionary trade-off between
quality signaling and social recognition?
The 2015-2016 Seminar Series has concluded. Coming soon: upcoming Fall 2016 speakers.
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30PM, A106 Morison Room, Corson Mudd Hall
Lunch Bunch Journal Club
Tuesdays, 12:20-1:30 PM, W358 Mudd Hall
Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior
NBB GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FUND
Alumni and Faculty have teamed up to establish an endowment that will have a lasting impact on graduate student research in Neurobiology and Behavior. This endowment generates funds devoted exclusively to supporting our in-house program of Research Grants for graduate students, and we need your help to grow it.
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