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’80s: A Major Reorganization

A major reorganization of graduate education in biology was initiated in 1980. By 1989, 13 small biology departments on campus were replaced with the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB). At that time, the discipline of neurobiology was formally and administratively recognized by the university, when it created the Division of Neurobiology within the Department of MCB.

But this recognition only took the process for organizing neuroscience at UC Berkeley halfway.