UC Davis Center for Neuroscience 20th Anniversary Celebration


The UC Davis Center for Neuroscience (CNS) will celebrate two decades of innovation and discovery on Friday, February 28, 2014. A full day of scientific talks, presentations, and posters is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center.

Representing 13 academic departments and five Schools and Colleges, CNS faculty are one of the most interdisciplinary and internationally recognized teams of neuroscientists. Faculty seek to understand the fundamental basis of brain function, from molecular mechanisms to neuronal circuits and cognitive processing.

Prestigious awards for their seminal contributions include the John D. and Catherine D. MacArthur Award, more than six Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship Awards, two U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, and several Early Career and Lifetime Career Awards in international societies.

About CNS

Founded in the early 1990s under the direction of Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, Robert D. Grey and a small cadre of ambitious faculty neurobiologists, the Center for Neuroscience has enjoyed three distinct phases of growth under the directorships of Drs. Michael Gazzaniga, Leo Chalupa, Edward Jones, and currently, Cameron Carter. Specific advances of Center for Neuroscience faculty in recent years include new insights into electrical and biochemical signaling, synaptic development, sensory processing, and memory, and how these processes sometimes break down.

More information

Contact Cristeta Rillera at (530) 757-8845 or cmrillera@ucdavis.edu.