NB&B offers a broad range of courses and research opportunities for undergraduate students, making it the most popular biology concentration at Cornell.
The associated graduate field of Neurobiology and Behavior encompasses all aspects of neuroscience and behavioral research on Cornell’s Ithaca campus. The graduate program's goal is to advance the understanding of neurobiology and behavior by training the next generation of scientists working at this exciting interface.
Spotlight on BIONB2210/2220
Our teaching mission is to integrate research themes into two flagship courses, BioNB 2210 (Introduction to Behavior) and BioNB 2220 (Introduction to Neuroscience), and to explore them in greater depth in our upper level courses. In the videos below, NBB faculty instructors give an overview of the structure and significance of these two keystone courses:
Student Spotlight: Eliza Baird-Daniel '15
A recent Cornell graduate with a concentration in NBB, Eliza Baird-Daniel fondly remembers her time participating in research in the lab of Professor Jesse Goldberg:
"Dr. Goldberg, in particular, has been an incredible source of encouragement and guidance. I am so honored to have worked with someone who is such a remarkable teacher, and has allowed me the intellectual power and freedom to design experiments and explore scientific questions."
Antonio Fernandez-Ruiz, PhD from Neurobiology and Behavior has won the 2022 Freedman Prizewinner for Exceptional Basic Research.Read More
A gift of an observation hive from Thomas Seeley, Horace White Professor in Biology, Professor Emeritus from Cornell University to Ann Chilcott, chairwoman of the Nairn and District Beekeeper’s Association has proved helpful in showing how Bees work. To read the full article: The Press and Journal....Read More
Their work could have future implications for human health, setting a path for research into understanding brain function.Read More
The awards recognize the excellence represented within the graduate community and celebrates students for their accomplishments.Read More
“Almost everyone has enjoyed being back in person and having that sense of community, but Zoom and other technologies are still powerful tools in our arsenal.”Read More
"There are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes in total, but only a few mosquitoes specialize in biting humans," said Zhilei Zhao, a postdoctoral researcher of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University as quoted in this article in LIVESCIENCE. To read the full article: LIVESCIENCE. Z...Read More
The Department annually nominates one of its graduate students to receive an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in recognition of superior teaching performance. Andrea Roeser has won this year for BioNB 2220 Neurobiology and Behavior II: Introduct...Read More
We are proud to announce that Caitlin Miller has been awarded the 2022 Social Justice Award from the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement. Caitlin has been a strong leader in DEI efforts in our department, and played a key role in our successful Diversity Preview Weekends last ...Read More