The 50th Anniversary Celebration


Established in 1966, Dr. Stephen W. Kuffler invented a new field called Neurobiology, combining physiology, biochemistry, histology, neuroanatomy, and electron microscopy in a single group. It was the first such department in the world, and it created a model of cross-disciplinary research that has characterized neurobiology ever since.

The celebration, held in 2016, honored not only the 50th anniversary of the department and its founding members, but also looked back at the development of the department and the field of Neurobiology. Several distinguished neuroscientists and former faculty of the Department presented their work in the context of the history of the department. 

A website dedicated to the 50th anniversary, complete with photos from the event, can be found here.