Artistic depiction of different brain views


Neuroscience Research at UC Davis

Research in the UC Davis Neuroscience Consortium has remarkable breadth and depth. Our neuroscientists cover all of the major sub-disciplines in neuroscience (Research Levels), from basic to translational, to clinical neuroscience. Their research spans a wide range of Research Topics and model systems, focusing on the most challenging questions in our field. Our labs use innovative technologies and approaches, developed and adapted for use by our Consortium investigators. Finally, the collaborative, interdisciplinary approach fostered by our Consortium facilitates cutting-edge and transformative translational and clinical research that addresses the increasing prevalence of brain disease that is one of the grandest challenges to humanity.

Our Consortium's strength is evident in the success of our researchers and clinicians in attracting funding. Our research is supported by individuals, private foundations, corporations and public organizations, including the University of California, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation, the Department of defense and DARPA, the W.M. Keck Foundation, the Searle, Pew, Basic O'Connor and McKnight Scholars Programs, the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, the Human Frontier Science Program, the Veterans Administration, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Ester and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, the ARCS Foundation, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Funding for mind and brain research within the UCDNC from the NIH alone exceeded $121,000,000 in 2021 - accounting for over 38% of all NIH research funding at UC Davis and truly emphasizing the impact of Consortium research endeavors.