Neurobiology and Behavior

Research in the department covers a wide range of areas in neurobiology and behavior, from behavioral studies on circadian rhythms to neuroendocrinology to the identification of genes involved in cell death in Multiple Sclerosis. Research is supported by excellent core facilities, particularly in the areas of biological imaging and genomics. This group has extensive interactions with the School of Biomedical Sciences, as well as external connections to the Oak Clinic, the Lerner Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, and the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Funding for this group comes from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the Oak Clinic.


Graduate students in Neurobiology & Behavior are enrolled in the M.S. or Ph. D. program in Biological Sciences (Physiology concentration), or the Neurosciences or Cell & Molecular Biology programs in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Students in these programs also interact with faculty and students at NEOUCOM and the Cleveland Clinic who also participate in these programs.