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’60s and ’70s: The Beginning

The discipline of neurobiology was first formally represented on the UC Berkeley campus in the middle 1960s when a Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Neurobiology was formed at the urging of several prominent faculty members, including Gunther Stent, Horace Barlow, and Gerald Westheimer.

By the early 1970s, the neurobiology faculty had grown within a variety of departments (Physiology, Anatomy, Electrical Engineering, Zoology, Optometry, and Psychology), and a Graduate Group in Neurobiology was formed.