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The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Neurobiology.  Applicants must have a PhD and investigate the neuronal basis of behavior. The individual will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to participate and excel in NBB’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs.

APPLY via: Questions about the search can be directed to Prof. Joseph Fetcho, Chair, Search Committee, NBB, Seeley G. Mudd Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853–2702 ( 

Review of applications begins November 15, 2014.

Diversity and Inclusion are parts of Cornell University’s heritage. Cornell is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.



Researchers record sight neurons in jumping spider brain


The Goldberg lab gets BRAIN funding! Together with Paul McEuen (Cornell University Applied Physics) and Ethan Minot (Oregon State University) the Goldberg lab received NSF BRAIN support. The project, titled, "Stretchable Graphene Transistors for High Signal, High Channel Count Neural Recording," will attempt to leverage recent advances in graphene nanofabrication to develop a new electrode-tissue interface.

Melissa Warden receives a NYSCF - Robertson Neuroscience Investigator award!

Jesse Goldberg is named a Pew Biomedical Scholar!

Elizabeth Bergen
got the NSF GRFP and the PLSF this year.


NBB will be celebrating its first 50 years on Saturday, November 1, 2014

Click on Poster


NBB and Entomology are co-sponsoring the next Social Insects In the North East Regions (SINNERS) Meeting on Nov 8-9, 2014

NBB’s Graduate Recruitment Weekend will be held on February 6-8, 2015

NBB Seminar

Nov. 3 (Mon.) - Patricia Brennan – Host: Vitousek (2:30PM, W358 Mudd Hall) Time to step up! Defending basic science and our science

Lunch Bunch Journal Club

Nov. 4 - No Lunch Bunch; Seminar for Faculty Candidate - Cassie Stoddard – Host: Reeve (12:00 Noon)
Vision, Recognition and Adaptive Coloration in the Animal World: Sensory and Cognitive Perspectives

Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior

Oct. 31 - Shelby Dietz; Galanin neurons in the medial preoptic area govern parental behaviour




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.