One of every seven Neuroscience Majors is conducting research in a faculty member's laboratory !

UK is home to nearly 300 neuroscience faculty members, who are appointed in the Colleges of Arts & Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture and even Economics !  This cross-campus collaboration makes our Neuroscience major very unique and allows our students to be exposed to cutting-edge technological research and in-class approaches throughout their time at UK !

1 of every 7 neuroscience majors at UK is conducting independent research in the laboratory of a UK faculty member !  This hands-on experience with neuroscience often begins in the student's first or second year and involves a close mentoring relationship with a UK professor and other lab members. All students may gain course credit for conducting independent research !

Areas of research emphasis at UK include drug and alcohol dependence treatment, aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, stroke and epilepsy, biological rhythms, sensory biology and more... 


We invite you to learn more about research opportunities for undergraduate students at UK by contacting any of the individuals below:


Dr. Mark Prendergast, Director of the Neuroscience B.S. Program (

Dr. Lynda Sharrett-Field, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience (


Gia from Amancio, Cuba 

Gia from Amancio, Cuba

Caroline from Hopskinsville, KY

Caroline from Hopkinsville, KY

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