About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of molecular biophysics of channels and receptors through motor control; neuroethology; retinal organization; development of visual systems; cortical organization; and cognitive functions. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching regarding nerve cells and the ways they are organized to form nervous systems that mediate behavior.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Biological Sciences

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Linette Scibelli
(530) 757-8520 |

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Elva Diaz
(530) 754-6080 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Rishidev Chaudhuri

Advisor: Admissions Only
Lillian Cruz-Orengo
(530) 752-7318 |

Advisor: General
Diasynou Fioravante
530-752-1887 |

Advisor: General
Gene Gurkoff
530-754-4966 |

Advisor: General
Timothy Hanks

Advisor: General
George Mangun
(530) 754-4551 |

Advisor: Primary Contact
Alexander Nord

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 |

Senior Academic Advisor
Brittney Dinelli