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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) 757-8845
(530) 752-8822

Program Type

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

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 1, 2017
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 1, 2017
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

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
  • Med:Pathology & Lab Medicine
  • 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: General
  • Med:Pathology & Lab Medicine
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Med: Pharmacology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: General
  • Psychology
  • 09/01/2017 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: Admissions and General
  • Med: Neurology
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies