The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin is comprised of a diverse group of faculty with research interests in molecular, cellular, behavioral, and computational neuroscience, all with the goal of elucidating the mechanisms underlying brain function and thereby providing a deeper understanding of brain disease and cognitive disorders. Our Department has strong basic neuroscience research programs investigating areas including learning and memory, addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Down syndrome, and epilepsy. The Department offers four undergraduate degree programs through the College of Natural Sciences (BS in Neuroscience, BS in Biology with a Neurobiology emphasis, BSA in Neuroscience, and Honors in Neuroscience). Faculty in the Department also train graduate (PhD) students who have been accepted into the multidisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as the Graduate Program in Cell and Molecular Biology. More »


The Department of Neuroscience congratulates the 34 Neuroscience/Neurobiology majors who were recently elected to Phi Beta Kappa at its Spring meeting. Upon joining, they will be inducted into the national honor society at the UT chapter's Spring reception on Sunday, May 4th. Founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society in the United States; its three Greek letters translate to "love of learning is the guide of life."

The newly-elected Neuroscience/Neurobiology majors are:

Emma Janke, Sagar Joshi, Sofia Silver, Derek Young, Adeeb Masood, Mustafa Abdul-Moheeth, Stephanie Gambino, Bao-Michael Tra, Rose Zhang, Scott Tong, Daniel Wang, Jimmy Rong, Jimmy Ly, Marek Cebulak, Hannah Korman, Andrew Murphy, Gwendolyn Hardy, Caleb Jones, Elizabeth Boriack, Michael Ohabughiro, Kaethan Bysani, Charleston Espanol, Dane Bailey, Ashwin Rao, Syed Ahmed, Minh Thu Nguyen, Albert Xiao, Lakshmi Konduru, Daniel Lapid, Phillip Cho, Jenny Lau, Stephanie Tutak, Henry Yoo, and Suwetha Amsavelu.