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Neuroscience at Pomona College

Professor Nicole Weekes explains what makes the Neuroscience major at Pomona College special.

Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the nervous system and behavior. The study of neuroscience has revolutionized the fundamental way in which we think about what it means to be human. At the heart of this revolutionary field stand the traditional disciplines of biology, chemistry, anthropology, and psychology. Therefore, many of the courses that meet the requirements for the Neuroscience major are core courses in other departments.

Neuroscience not only serves as an intersection between these traditional disciplines but also changes the way in which we approach those disciplines. Neuroscientists study such issues as the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal function, nervous system structure, how systems of neurons process information, the way in which functions are represented in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system, neural correlates of behavior, and mechanisms of nervous system disorders. The Neuroscience major prepares students for graduate study in neuroscience, medicine and for other careers that benefit from a solid foundation in science.

A more comprehensive introduction to neuroscience can be found at the Society for Neuroscience.

Elizabeth GlaterAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (909) 607-0880Seaver South 217
Karl JohnsonSarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Professor of Biology (909) 607-0069Seaver Biology 212
Jonathan KingAssistant Professor of Neuroscience (909) 607-1025Seaver South 222
Richard LewisProfessor of Neuroscience and Psychology (909) 607-2445Lincoln 2100
Rachel LevinAssociate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience (909) 621-8632Seaver Biology 139
Karen ParfittAssociate Professor of Neuroscience (909) 621-8604Seaver Biology 211
Nicole WeekesProfessor of Neuroscience (909) 607.5594Lincoln 2123
Anne TessierAcademic Coordinator (909) 607-2348Seaver South 229

Mailing AddressPomona College, Neuroscience, 609 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 607-2384

Campus LocationSeaver South 229