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 Cornellís 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.
Nilay has just been awarded a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship for 2017:
With this honor, Nilay joins a distinguished list of NBB faculty who have been Sloan Fellows, including Joe Fetcho, Christiane Linster, Kerry Shaw, and Melissa Warden.
Goldberg lab publishes work on dopamine and birdsong
Here is some coverage of the paper in the popular press:
EB/NBB Graduate Student Diversity & Inclusion Recruitment Friday, April 21, 2017 to 12:00am Corson-Mudd Hall.
The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and the Neurobiology and Behavior Department will host a joint recruitment event for prospective students from underrepresented backgrounds. This event is geared toward those who are interested in, but who have not yet applied to graduate school. During the event, prospective students will
have the chance to meet with current faculty and graduate students, learn about ongoing research opportunities, and receive guidance on the graduate school application process.
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.
Smith, M. L., M. M. Ostwald, and T. D. Seeley. Honey bee sociometry: tracking honey bee colonies and their nest contents from colony founding until death. Insectes Sociaux: 1-11.
Madeleine M. Ostwald, Michael L. Smith, Thomas D. Seeley. The behavioral regulation of thirst, water collection and water storage in honey bee colonies.
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
NBB Seminar Series
Lunch Bunch Journal Club
March 28 2017; 12:20, W358 Mudd Hall - Geoffrey Broadhead; Hawkmoth learning and nectar preferences: The sweet taste of success?
Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior
NBB GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH FUND