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    UC Davis has a growing community of researchers examining the biological bases of behavior.   Our faculty is diverse and active, with expertise in a wide range of approaches from molecular to evolutionary perspectives. Students can pursue truly interdisciplinary research using a wide variety of methods and theoretical approaches. Student training is enhanced by our faculty's affiliations with several internationally known, interdisciplinary units including the Animal Behavior Graduate Group, the California National Primate Research Center, the Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis Cancer Center, and Mouse Biology Program. We offer students a stimulating and congenial work atmosphere. UC Davis is known for its collaborative research environment, which provides an interdisciplinary training environment for graduate students.

    Davis itself and the surrounding area offer rich intellectual, cultural and recreational opportunities. The campus is located about 15 miles from Sacramento (the state capital), roughly 50 miles from the Napa and Sonoma valleys (wine country), 72 miles from the Bay Area (Berkeley and San Francisco), and about 150 miles from such spectacular resort and wilderness areas as Lake Tahoe and Yosemite.

     

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    Faculty

              Karen Bales's website
    (Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2000)
    Comparative neurobiology of monogamy
              John Capitanio's website
    (Research Psychologist, Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1982)
    Primate social relationships and personality, psychoneuroimmunology
              Richard Coss's website
    (Professor, Ph.D.,University of Reading, England, 1973 )
    Developmental psychobiology; environmental psychology
              Leah Krubitzer's website
    (Professor, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1989)
    Evolutionary neurobiology
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              Gregg Recanzone's website
    (Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, 1990)
    neural correlates of auditory and visual perception
              Jeffrey Schank's website
    (Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991)
    Mathematical modeling of social and physiological processes
              Joanna Scheib's website
    (Associate Adjunct Professor, Ph.D., McMaster University, 1996)
    Psychosocial issues in donor-assisted family formation; mate choice and reproductive relationships
              Danielle Stolzenberg's website
    (Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Boston College, 2009)
    Behavioral Neuroscience, Epigenetics and Social Behavior
              Brian Trainor's website
    (Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin 2003)
    Behavioral endocrinology, genes and behavior
              Brian Wiltgen's website
    (Assistant Professor, Ph.D., UCLA, 2003)
    Neurobiology of Learning & Memory

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