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Neuroscience Staff Advisor

Najwa Marrush, B.A.
Graduate Group Coordinator 

A staff advisor serves as a resource liaison to Graduate Studies. They can help answer questions about the admissions process, financial aid and many other topics. Staff advisors can connect students with faculty advisors for course load planning and other academic issues.

Neuroscience Chair

Hwai-Jong Cheng, MD, PhD
Center for Neuroscience
Professor - Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Chair - Neuroscience Graduate Group
University of California, Davis

The Chair is the chief officer and spokesperson for the Group and for the Executive Committee. The Chair shall call and preside over meetings of these bodies; shall appoint, with approval of the Executive Committee, standing committees and special committees; and shall maintain liaison with related groups on the Davis campus, with neuroscience groups on other campuses, and with professional organizations of neuroscience.

Neuroscience Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are essential in providing graduate students with an excellent educational experience. They have program signature authority to approve certain forms, petitions and nominations of student committees. Academic advisors consult with students applying for admission, provide coursework and research mentor guidance for students prior to candidacy, and maintain contact with students after candidacy to ensure good progress and a working relationship with the research mentor.

View a list of academic advisors at the UC Davis Graduate Studies website