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Neuroscience & Behavior Program

The Neuroscience and Behavior Program at UMass Amherst is an interdepartmental graduate degree-granting academic unit that brings together faculty members from various departments to provide cutting-edge research training.

News

  • Jesse McClure is the recipient of the 2014 NSB Vincent Dethier Award

    Congratulations to Jesse McClure - winner of the NSB Vincent Dethier Award!  This prestigous award is given annually to a doctoral student who shows the highest academic and research acheivement, and has signficantly contributed to the NSB program.

  • Heather Richardson at International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Meeting

    Drs. Heather Richardson (current NSB faculty member) and Trevor Robbins chaired a symposium on "Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Addiction" at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society meeting in Dublin, Ireland in June 2013.
     
  • Yi-Ling Lu presents at Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference

    Current NSB student Yi-Ling Lu presented her work on the effect of predator stress on the stress peptide corticotropin releasing factor at the Amygdala in Health and Disease Gordon Conference in July 2013.

Colloquia and Events

Each colloquium starts at 4:00pm, preceded by refreshments from 3:30-4:00pm.

  • 2014
    Apr
    16

    Shaping neural circuits by early experience

    Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

    Takao K. Hensch

    Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology
    Professor, Neurology (Children’s Hospital)
    Center for Brain Science
    Harvard University

    Daniel Vahaba

  • 2014
    Apr
    30

    Molecular Regulation of Prefrontal Cortex: Vulnerabilities for Cognitive Disorders

    Morrill Science Center II, Room 222

    Amy Arnsten

    Professor of Neurobiology and of Psychology;
    Member, Kavli Institute of Neuroscience at Yale University

    Matthew LaClair