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KUDOS - CALS Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistants for 2015-2016:

Julie Miller - BIONB 2210 - Introduction to Behavior
Nirav Patel - BIOG 1500 - Investigative Biology Laboratory
David Peck - BIOG 1440 - Comparative Physiology
Glenn Stamps - BIOG 1440 - Comparative Physiology


Marine Scientists Call for a Halt to Atlantic Seismic Surveys

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 your "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 context - sources of nuance in plant-pollinator communication. COIS 2016, 15:53-60.


Disentangling visual and olfactory signals in mushroom-mimicking Dracula orchids using realistic three-dimensional printed flowers. Policha et al; New Phytologist


John Sullivan, Sebastien Lavoué and Carl Hopkins. A new genus of electric fish from Gabon with two new species. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.561.7137


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, 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?


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.

Make a tax-deductible donation today!


NBB Seminar Series - May 5, 2016; Undergraduate Honors Poster Session; Atrium of Corson/Mudd Hall; 12:30PM

Lunch Bunch Journal Club - Fall Schedule soon!


Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior - May 6, 2016; Andy Bass,
Glia-derived neurons are required for sex-specific learning in C. elegans. Sammut et al., Nature 2015


Welcome to CUSN, the Cornell Undergraduate Society for Neuroscience. We welcome students to our regular meetings, dinners with faculty, outreach at the Science Center, and lab tours.

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The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (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.  The Department offers a broad range of courses and research opportunities, 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.








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