Research What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is the study of the development, structure and function of the nervous system, including the brain and its role in behavior and cognitive functions. Neuroscientists seek to understand not only how the nervous system functions normally, but also what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and neurological and neurodegenerative diseases.
Our department and the broader UF neuroscience community is highly collaborative and is a fertile training ground for students at all academic levels who are passionate about the study of the nervous system. Students training in our graduate programs can choose mentors from among our primary faculty or from a host of basic science and clinical faculty across the UF academic health center.