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Combining the sciences of biology and psychology, neuroscience is an interdisciplinary concentration that offers students a wide variety of courses and integrated research opportunities.

Faculty Highlights

  • Boland Article

    Linda Boland, three students (Hannah Small '18, Harper Robinson '18, Aaron Corbin VCU '16 and UR-IIS Post-Bac Fellow '18), and an external collaborator have published a new paper, "Xenopusoocyte model system to study action potentials" in the Journal of General Physiology.

  • Boland Article

    Biology professor Linda Boland, along with visiting research scholar Dick Dickens and Shriraj Patel, '18, published "Proteins mediating reception and transduction in chemosensory neurons in mosquitoes," in Frontiers in Physiology.

  • Lambert Book

    Psychology professor Kelly Lambert authored Well-Grounded: The Neurobiology of Rational Decisions.

  • Skromne Grant

    Dr. Isaac Skromne has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant for his research project, “Testing the therapeutic potential of carbon nanodots in bone mineralization diseases.” 

  • Lambert Book

    Dr. Kelly Lambert recently published the book Biological Psychology.

  • Quintero Grant

    Dr. Omar Quintero has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health – National Institute for General Medical Services to study Myosin XIX, a motor protein involved in mitochondrial transport.

  • Bukach Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Cindy Bukach was recognized with the Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy ceremony.

  • Bukach Grant

    Dr. Cindy Bukach is the lead investigator in a collaborative project recently funded by the National Science Foundation, “Preparing Undergraduates for Research in STEM-Related Fields Using Electrophysiology.”

  • Quintero Lab Articles Dr. Omar Quintero, along with colleague Christie Davis and several undergraduate researchers, has published two articles in the latest issue of Cytoskeleton. Their photo was also selected for the cover of the issue.
  • New Article

    Dr. Craig Kinsley and 14 student researchers, published “The Mother as Hunter: Significant Reduction in Foraging Costs through Enhancements of Predation in Maternal Rats” in the journal Hormones and Behavior.

Student Summer Research

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Neuroscience Program
Gottwald Science Center
138 UR Drive
University of Richmond, Virginia 23173


Phone: (804) 289-8123
Fax: (804) 287-1905

Neuroscience Coordinators: Kelly Lambert and John Warrick