Neurobiologist is a life scientist who is devoted to the study of
neurobiology. Although the term is sometimes synonymous with neuroscientist, neurobiologists nevertheless take a biological approach to the study of the nervous system.
When conducting research, neurobiologists typically use
model systemsto answer specific experimental questions. These model system can either be invertebrates such as leeches, aplysia, drosophila, and C. elegansor vertebrates such as rats, mice, catfishes, and zebrafishes.
Training and education
In North America, most neurobiology training take place in Ph.D.-granting graduate programs from biological sciences departments, interdisciplinary neuroscience programs, or neurobiology departments. The person who attends such graduate program typically have their undergraduate training in
biology, biochemistry, or some other related field. Once the person has completed his or her training in neurobiology, he or she will typically apply for a postdoctoral trainingthat may last 3-5 years. After that, the neurobiologist conducts research as an independent scientist in an academic institution, governmental agency, pharmaceutical company, or non-profit organization.
*Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs [http://www.andp.org/]
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