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Neurobiology

Studies in neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences share a common interest in the early development and later function of the nervous system with an emphasis on the neural control of behavior. This central theme is approached from diverse perspectives, including sensory physiology, sensory-motor integration and regeneration, neuroethology, developmental neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, and neurogenetics. Areas of interest include the neural basis of communication, neuroendocrine control of sexual differentiation and behavior, and neural pathways that control movement.

Chris Pierret, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic

Professor Chris Pierret holding a large catfish and laughing.

“The most meaningful thing that the Division of Biological Sciences and MU Graduate School did for me was to free me to grow into the shoes of an academic. I was given the space and support to work within multiple departments to explore all aspects of my science. By working with mentors in science, education, diversity, and religion, I was able to build the core that supports my current work.”

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