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Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) is an inter-departmental undergrad program offering a Bachelor of Science and combining the expertise, enthusiasm, and commitment of a large,diverse group of faculty from many departments. Currently NBB’s faculty of 78 represent 52 members of the College of Arts & Sciences recruited from NBB, Anthropology, Biology, Psychology as well as Chemistry, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, Philosophy and Women’s Studies. NBB faculty also include 26 members from outside the College, coming from Oxford College, Rollins School of Public Health, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and School of Medicine departments of Cell Biology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Ophthalmology and Psychiatry .

The NBB major combines behavioral biology with the study of how the nervous system controls body functions and cognition. Using the concepts of evolution as a unifying theme, the major represents a unique interdisciplinary synthesis of the fields of Neuroscience and Behavior and provides a breadth and focus not found in traditional Biology, Psychology, Biopsychology, Neuroscience, or Anthropology programs.

"These traditional disciplines ask similar questions about brain and behavior, but often from different points of view," says Paul Lennard, director of the NBB program. "The interdisciplinary nature of NBB degree brings new insights to our students."

The NBB faculty includes 25 members who have been designated Emory Distinguished Professors by the Office of the Provost and 14 winners of the Emory Williams Teaching Award, Emory University’s highest award for excellence in teaching. NBB has become one of the “signature” programs of Emory College and has over 600 majors and approximately 150 students each year graduate with a Bachelor of Science.



Directory listing of the faculty with background and contact in formation...
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Student Groups

Nu Rho Psi is NBB's honor society. ENA is ...
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CNS Application

 (Must have completed NBB301 with a grade of A or A-. This course typically fills up one year in advance. Applications can be submitted once NBB 301 grade is posted)

CNS NBB490 is now closed for Fall 2016

Applications now being accepted for Spring 2017 see disclaimer above

 Updated NBB Requirements

Study Abroad

Opportunities to study abroad while receiving an experience of the European culture and atmosphere..
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Clinical Neurology Links


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News & Events


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in the 2016 !

Once a year prior to the big national Society For Neuroscience (SFN) professional meeting, the Atlanta Chapter of the SFN (ACSFN) holds an evening poster preview session here at Emory. This year the poster preview will be held on Wednesday, October 14 The ACSFN poster preview will be at Emory University in Cox Hall from 1:00-4:00pm

MD Summer experience at Emory

NBB and Department of Neurology

NBB students do awesome Research!

For Fall 2015 Bobby Jones fellowship went to Irina Lucaciu

Honors Thesis: Emotional and Cognitive Content of Autobiographical Memories of Trauma in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An fMRI and Narrative Analysis Study

Adviser: Robyn Fivush, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Psychology

Bobby Jones Scholars selected for study in Scotland is Katie Dickerson, a major in neuroscience and behavioral biology, , will pursue a degree in behavioral and neural sciences at St. Andrews. She is a member of Emory's varsity basketball team and spends her summers working with the Appalachia Service Project. Feb. 2013

Emory courses taken for S/U credit do not meet NBB degree requirements.  In order to receive NBB elective credit, students must receive a passing grade in an NBB course (3 credits minimum), or receive other NBB approved course credit.

NBB Major Justiss Kallos Chosen for Bobby Jones Scholarship

 Returning MPhil Graduate Maria Walters

National honors for NBB Kaitlyn Bankieris is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship

  Latest Alumni news

Black/African American NBB Majors Conference Travel Awards Available

Goals for Student Learning

Students help solve tough cases in clinical neurology

NBB Nationally recognized  educational destination


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