UC Davis' inter-disciplinary research programs in neuroscience pursue discoveries in brain function, development, aging, and disease. Faculty members in our department play key roles in the Alzheimer's Disease Center, the M.I.N.D Institute for neurodevelopmental disorders, the Institute for Pediatric Regenerative Medicine, and the Davis campus' Center for Mind and Brain and Center for Neuroscience.
In addition to clinico-neuropathological studies, we conduct lab-based biochemical, cell/molecular biological studies, animal models, and translational research. We also bank and provide brain specimens for research on neurodegenerative disorders, autism, fragile X syndrome, schizophrenia, aging periventricular leukomalacia, and brain tumors. Our faculty are leaders in digital banking of microscopic slides and use of artificial intelligence.
Meet our faculty members pursuing neuroscience research:
- Brittany N. Dugger, Ph.D.
- Lee Way Jin M.D., Ph.D.
- Han Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
- Izumi Maezawa, Ph.D.
- Veronica Martinez-Cerdeno, Ph.D.
- Bennet Omalu, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
- Viharkumar Patel M.D.
- Konstantinos Zarbalis, Ph.D.