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."
10 researchers named inaugural Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellows
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Support Arts & Sciences on Giving Day March 16
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Researchers create custom technology in quest to understand memory
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Campus rallies to support Syria, Turkey earthquake survivors
With about 70 students on campus from Syria and Turkey affected by the devastation in their countries, students, faculty and administrators have mobilized to create relief efforts.Read More
With love and duty, retired academics give back to Cornell
CAPE helps retired faculty transition and still help students. Charles Walcott, professor emeritus of neurobiology and behavior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is quoted as saying “because faculty feel as they retire they’re going to lose the interaction with colleagues and s...Read More
A&S welcomes 10 new Klarman Fellows to expanded program
The fourth cohort of Klarman Fellows is the largest since the program’s launch in 2019, includes scholars investigating quantum phases of two-dimensional materials, mechanisms of social mobility, housing politics of metro areas, and gaps between neuro cognition and artificial intelligence, among oth...Read More
17 Researchers from U.S., Canada Awarded Scialog: Molecular Basis of Cognition Funding
Antonio Fernandez-Ruis, Nancy and Peter Meinig Family Investigator in the Life Sciences, Assistant Professor from Neurobiology & Behavior has been recognized by Scialog: Molecular Basis of Cognition Funding.Read More