The faculty of NBB are actively engaged in research and scholarship representing a wide range of topics, approaches, and disciplines.
Courses ABOUT Research: Virtually every course you take for the NBB major will introduce you to new research discoveries, but these specific courses have a special focus on current research in NBB.
Research EXPERIENCE courses/Research for credit: NBB majors are offered a rich array of opportunities to learn about and participate in research with the Emory faculty though our Research experience courses, which provide students the opportunity to conduct original, mentored research. If you have a faculty member who can mentor and support your experience, talk with him/her about which course is right for you at which time. If are still looking for a research mentor, see the How to Find a Research Mentor page.
NBB299- Explore NBB Research
Content: This class is designed for first- and second-year students who are looking for a broad understanding of the breadth of what NBB actually is. This class would be excellent preparation for students who have recently joined a research lab/team or who are considering joining a research lab/team. We will explore practical questions about research with discussions, cases and guest speakers. Grading is based on class participation, reflections in a seminar journal, short investigative papers, and a professional portfolio. NBB299 is an elective for the NBB major.
NBB 482R - Frontiers in Neuroscience
Content: This Friday lecture series exposes neuroscience students to the most recent and cutting-edge topics and methods in neuroscience. Students will interact with graduate students and speakers and engage in a post-seminar question and answer session. Students will interact with speakers and engage in post -seminar question and answer sessions. Seminars will change from semester to semester. This course will NOT fulfill an NBB elective requirement. (S/U only)
Particulars: Credit 1 hour; S/U grade only
Prerequisites: NBB301 or Permission of Instructor
NBB 401W - Perspectives in Neuroscience and Behavior
Content: A writing intensive senior capstone seminar utilizing the primary literature to examine current issues, trends, and controversies in the field of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.
Particulars: Either NBB401W OR NBB402W are required for all Seniors in the NBB Program..
Prerequisite: NBB 201, 301 & 302 or permission of the instructor
For all Research EXPERIENCE courses below, you must work on the project for a minimum of 3 hours per week per course credit (for example, 4 credits for a project with a minimum of 12 hours/week). These hours must be separate from any hours which you work for pay (like Federal Work Study, or IMSD fellowship, etc.).
Please use THIS FORM to apply for all NBB research courses.
NBB399R - Intro to Mentored Research
This course is designed for students who are just beginning a research project with an Emory Faculty mentor. Lots of shadowing, watching and reading is appropriate for this class. The idea is to help students get started in a research project. This class does not count as an NBB elective, but can be taken for 1-4 credits.
NBB 499R - Undergraduate Research
This course is designed for students who are more-or-less ‘up and running’ and gaining independence on a specific research project. Students are expected to be familiar with the project and techniques before the semester starts so they will be able to ramp up productivity and independence quickly during the semester. NBB499 may be taken for 3-4 credits per semester. NBB499 students should be working on a specific research question with growing independence and responsibility. NBB499 students will attend regular meetings with other students in NBB499, write a research proposal and/or research report each semester, and present a poster in the NBB symposium at the end of the spring semester. Eight credits of NBB499R or NBB495 can count as 2 electives for the NBB major.
NBB 495A - Honors Research
Open only to seniors qualified for the Honors Program. Must commit at least 12 hours a week to the project. In general, these students should be highly independent and making significant intellectual contributions to the research. NBB495 students will attend regular meetings with other students in NBB495, form a thesis committee, report on progress, write and defend a thesis, and present a poster in the NBB symposium at the end of the spring semester. Eight credits of NBB499R or NBB495 can count as 2 electives for the NBB major.
NBB 495BW - Honors Research
Open only to seniors in the Honors Program who have completed 495A. NBB495BW students will attend regular meetings with other students in NBB495, report on progress, write and defend a thesis, and present a poster in the NBB symposium at the end of the spring semester. Eight credits of NBB499R or NBB495 can count as 2 electives for the NBB major.