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 Glater||Assistant Professor of Neuroscience||(909) 607-0880||Seaver South 217|
|Karl Johnson||Sarah Rempel and Herbert S. Rempel Professor of Neuroscience and Associate Professor of Biology||(909) 607-0069||Seaver Biology 212|
|Jonathan King||Assistant Professor of Neuroscience||(909) 607-1025||Seaver South 222|
|Richard Lewis||Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology||(909) 607-2445||Lincoln 2100|
|Rachel Levin||Associate Professor of Biology and Neuroscience||(909) 621-8632||Seaver Biology 139|
|Karen Parfitt||Associate Professor of Neuroscience||(909) 621-8604||Seaver Biology 211|
|Nicole Weekes||Professor of Neuroscience||(909) 607.5594||Lincoln 2123|
|Anne Tessier||Academic Coordinator||(909) 607-2348||Seaver South 229|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Neuroscience, 609 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationSeaver South 229