Behavioral Neuroscience (BNS) Division

Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience

Two Ph.D. Programs

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience


  • Electrophysiological and neurochemical analyses of sensory, motor, motivational and cognitive processes organized within the mammalian telencephalic forebrain (e.g. neocortex, entorhinal cortex, hippocampus and basal ganglia).
  • Interaction among students and faculty from different laboratories is strongly encouraged, and students acquire a broad perspective on behavioral neuroscience


Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience

Core Faculty

  • Robert Astur
  • James Chrobak
  • R. Holly Fitch
  • Etan Markus
  • Heather Read
  • John Salamone
  • Ian Stevenson
  • Harvey Swadlow
  • Maxim Volgushev

Affiliated Faculty

  • Deborah Fein
  • Stephen Maxson (emeritus)
  • Jay Rueckl

 Research Labs

Division Contact

John D. Salamone