Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy at the University of Utah is vibrant and growing, with seven faculty added to the department in the past three years, including four assistant professor hires. We continue to expand our strength in developmental biology, including early embryonic development, neurogenesis and synapse formation, as well as in functional neuroscience, utilizing molecular and genetic approaches as well as physiology and behavior. The department is an integral part of campus-wide neuroscience and developmental biology communities.

We are strongly committed to graduate and postdoctoral training, emphasizing both research excellence and professional development. We also have a strong tradition of excellence in medical education and scholarship.

How to Find Us

The department is housed in the Wintrobe (see map), MREB (see map), School of Medicine (see map), and Eccles Genetics (see map) buildings in the School of Medicine.

New Member Of The Department?

Welcome! Please visit our Introduction Page to find helpful information to assist you.

Departmental Forms can be found here.

Body Donation for Medical Education

We also administer the University's Body Donor Program. It is one of few programs in the Intermountain West dedicated to providing for the needs of the ever-growing educational and research areas of medical science.


News and Events

Lisa Briona from the Dorsky Lab defended her PhD. The title of her dissertation is "Regulation of a Multipotent Spinal Progenitor Population".

Sharif Taha's lab discovered that when the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they repeatedly drink to excess and are less able to learn from the experience, which has implications for understanding behaviors that drive alcohol addiction.

Postdoc Mike Economo (Wachowiak Lab) received a Polak Young Investigator Award from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences.


Department Calendars and Seminar Series

Seminar Series Calendar
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For the latest events and seminars, see our University Department Calendar