Neurobiology & Anatomy Department

Neuroscience & Developmental Biology

The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah is vibrant and growing, with seven faculty added to the department in the past three years, including four assistant professor hires. We continue to expand our strength in developmental biology, including early embryonic development, neurogenesis and synapse formation, as well as in functional neuroscience, utilizing molecular and genetic approaches as well as physiology and behavior. The department is an integral part of campus-wide neuroscience and developmental biology communities.

We are strongly committed to graduate and postdoctoral training, emphasizing both research excellence and professional development. We also have a strong tradition of excellence in medical education and scholarship.

Latest News

Jan 05, 2017

Research Grant Awarded

Jason Shepherd was chosen to receive a three-year award from the E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation for the Blind for his project entitled, “Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms of Critical Period Plasticity in the Mouse Visual Cortex”.... Read More

Neurobiology and Anatomy
Research, Education
Jan 05, 2017

Scientific Achievement Award

Joe Yost was chosen to receive the 2017 Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award, in recognition of his work on Left-Right developmental pathways that impact cardiovascular and neural development. This is AAA’s highest scientific award for his unique meritorious contributions and achievements in the anatomical sciences.... Read More

Neurobiology and Anatomy
Jan 05, 2017

Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award

Kurt Albertine is the 2017 recipient of the Bodil M. Schmidt‐Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award from the American Physiological Society. In addition to his many scientific contributions, he established the Anatomy Teacher-Scholar Program within the department that mentored future faculty who now lead anatomy programs across the US.... Read More

Neurobiology and Anatomy


Monica Vetter
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