Tackling big questions in neuroscience

Learn more about our academic programs, our award-winning faculty and our collaborative centers resulting in cutting-edge research.

About us

Training in fundamental concepts and methods emphasizing interdisciplinary and integrative approaches

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About the Institute

Learn more about our unique and collaborative Institute that combines award-winning researchers, cutting-edge facilities, and interdisciplinary degree programs to become one of the country's leaders in Neuroscience.

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Major in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary major leading to a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience offering comprehensive training in brain sciences, with Psychology courses that offer a cognitive/systems perspective and Biology courses ranging from animal behavior to neurons and molecular mechanisms.

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Graduate degree program

The Integrative Neuroscience graduate program includes more than 60 faculty members from 10 University departments. Learn more about admission requirements, deadlines, program timelines, funding information and resources for student support.

Discover areas of expertise and meet the faculty within each area to find a research direction you love. 

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Research areas

Our neuroscience research faculty have expertise in have expertise in molecular/cellular, cognitive and computational neuroscience and are supported with state-of-the-art facilities.

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Participating faculty

Faculty are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive research and learning environment and work closely with doctoral students in our Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program and undergraduates earning their B.S in neuroscience.

Achievements and announcements

Ebenezer Yamoah, Ph.D. and laboratory featured on Journal of Neuroscience cover

polarized cristae and crista junctions in mitochondria tethered to the subsurface cisternae in a mouse outer hair cellCongratulations to Ebenezer Yamoah, Ph.D. and his laboratory team in the Department of Physiology & Cell Biology whose image from the article “Altered Outer Hair Cell Mitochondrial and Subsurface Cisternae Connectomics Are Candidate Mechanisms for Hearing Loss in Mice” is featured on the cover of the October 2020 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Neuroscience faculty Paul MacNeilage and Mark Lescroart, along with faculty members at two partner institutions, awarded NSF grant to create a database of first-person visual experiences.

Congratulations to Paul MacNeilage and Mark Lescroart, co-PIs in an exciting research project involving creating a first-of-its-kind database of video open to researchers worldwide in order to study human behavior and development through first-person experiences. The project received an NSF grant of more than $2 million.

Hector Arciniega recipient of prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship

Neuroscience Ph.D. student Hector Arciniega received the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH) fellowship: Blueprint Diversity Specialized Pre-doctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award. The two-phase award will assist Hector in completing his doctoral dissertation as well as transition him into a postdoctoral research position.

Our impact

Nevada Today news stories from Integrative Neuroscience and the departments and centers that contribute to the program.

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Taissa Lytchenko receives international neuroscience society award

Graduate student recognized for Cognitive Brain Sciences outreach and education for community

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National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) awarded to five College of Science students and one recent graduate

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What does it take to receive a National Science Foundation CAREER award?

The latest prestigious early-career awards will advance research in wildfire-smoke forecasting, battery performance and understanding brain function