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Florida Atlantic University

Welcome to Neuroscience at FAU!


Welcome to Neuroscience at Florida Atlantic University. The FAU Neuroscience community is comprised of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students and staff. Our program faculty and trainees apply diverse methods to unlock the mysteries of the brain and the nervous system. This diversity spans the molecular and cellular level to systems, behavioral and cognitive on through to the theoretical and computational levels of analyses.

FAU has three PhD programs available to students who wish to pursue graduate studies and research in the different areas of neuroscience. In addition, a Neuroscience Certificate for Masters and PhD students and an undergraduate program in Neuroscience and Behavior is also offered. These programs are designed to foster the scientific and professional development of our students through coursework and research opportunities across a broad range of modern neuroscience. In addition, we sponsor a campus wide neuroscience seminar series that features distinguished national and international speakers. Just as neuroscience itself is interdisciplinary, our training faculty come from multiple departments and research centers within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine. In addition, we have Affiliate Faculty from Max Planck Florida Institute, Scripps-Florida and Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies.


Dr. Alex Keene has joined FAU's Biology Department as an Associate Professor and set up his Jupiter-based lab. Keene brings two NSF and two NIH grants to FAU. He studies the genetic basis of sleep and memory using fruit fly and blind Mexican cavefish. Keene has 31 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals. Five graduate students and one postdoc accompany him to FAU.

Available Neuroscience Programs

Integrative Biology and Neuroscience

Experimental Psychology

Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Neuroscience Certificate

B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavior

Florida Atlantic Neuroscience Society

FAU Campuses: Boca Raton/Davie/Dania Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Jupiter/Treasure Coast/Harbor Branch