U of U Health neuroscientist Jason Shepherd, Ph.D., has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Transformative Research Award to promote approaches to research that could create or challenge existing paradigms.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Neurobiology & Anatomy Department
The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy is a vibrant collection of faculty and research labs dedicated to investigating development and nervous system function in health and disease. Research areas include the molecular, cellular and circuit analysis of neuronal communication and behavior, the role of gene regulation and epigenetics in development and nervous system function, and mechanisms of disease.
We are committed to graduate and postdoctoral training, emphasizing research excellence and professional development. We also also boast a strong tradition of leadership in health sciences education and scholarship. The department is an integral part of campus-wide neuroscience and developmental biology communities.
The department is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure track faculty position. We are interested in candidates who are using multidisciplinary approaches to understand brain disease, with a particular focus on neurodegeneration and disorders associated with aging. The department offers excellent resources to support new faculty, including active faculty mentoring, and a highly collegial and collaborative environment. To learn more and apply, go to: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/95699
NEW FACULTY 2019:
We are very pleased to welcome two new faculty to the department:
- Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky combines her expertise in animal behavior and systems neuroscience towards investigating the neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms underlying stress, anxiety and social behavior.
- Dr. Jim Heys utilizes in vivo optical imaging techniques to uncover the synaptic and cellular mechanisms that underlie the brain’s ability to form and recall episodic memories.
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U of U Health neurobiologist Jason Shepherd spoke about his unexpected discovery at TedMed 2018. The video was released on Aug. 8.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Scientists are beginning to understand genetic control of complex behaviors.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
Oxytocin, widely-known for its role in pleasure, may have originally evolved to protect against pain.... Read MoreNeurobiology and Anatomy
The University of Utah and the Huntsman Foundation have announced six additional presidential faculty chairs. The Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chairs provide sweeping support to academic researchers, educators, and clinicians spanning a wide array of fields. The presidential chairs are named for the late businessman, philanthropist and founder of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.... Read MoreNeurosurgery,Neurobiology and Anatomy,Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,Biochemistry