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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.


Program Address

Neuroscience Graduate Program
UC Davis
1544 Newton Court
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-8520
(530) 752-8822

Program Type

Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Lead Dean: 
College of Biological Sciences
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2019

Degrees Offered

M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements

While an M.S. degree may be obtained while pursuing a Ph.D. degree, only Ph.D. applications will be accepted.


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Group Chair
  • Neuro Physio & Behavior
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Med: Ophthalmology
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: General
  • Neuro Physio & Behavior
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: General
  • Psychology
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: General
  • Med: Neurological Surgery
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2019
  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Neuro Physio & Behavior
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Neuro Physio & Behavior
  • 09/01/2018 to 08/31/2020

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies