Behavioral Neuroscience

Members of this program are internationally recognized highly collaborative scholars, who implement active research programs to study the neuronal, hormonal and genetic control of diverse motivated behaviors (e.g., drug addiction, ingestive behavior, parenting, sleep and social play) throughout the lifespan. By implementing intricate methodology (e.g., microdialysis, optogenetics) and an understanding of mechanisms of behavior, our program provides a critical insight into the neurobiology controlling motivated behaviors. The multidisciplinary approaches are facilitated by close connections to the Department of Integrative Biology, the Neuroscience Program and the Cell and Molecular Biology Program at Michigan State University.



The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building will be the new home of our Behavioral Neuroscience program in Spring 2020!