Jane L Lubischer  

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Department of Biology
Campus Box 7617
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617

124 David Clark Labs
(Bldg 75 on the campus map)

office: (919) 515-2587
fax: (919) 515-2698



BA in Human Biology, Stanford University
MA in Psychology, UCLA
PhD in Neuroscience, UCLA
postdoctoral research, University of Oregon
postdoctoral research, University of Texas
1st degree Black Belt, Shaolin Do Kung Fu, Austin, TX



Administrative Responsibilities

I currently serve as Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Biology. The NCSU Dept of Biology offers Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees in Biological Sciences (with several concentration options) and in Zoology. We have offices and student support services in David Clark Labs and in Bostian Hall. With over 2000 majors, the Dept of Biology is one of the largest undergraduate programs on campus. Our courses, especially our introductory biology courses (BIO181, BIO183, and BIO105), serve an even larger number of NC State undergrads with an interest in the life sciences and related fields. I invite you to visit the Undergraduate home page on the NCSU Biology website to learn more about academics, advising, and research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in our department. The Biology Undergrad Resources page is also a useful (and growing) list of websites and forms of special interest to our undergraduate students.



Research and Teaching Interests, in brief

I am a developmental neurobiologist by training. How the nervous system puts itself together during development and how it repairs itself (or why it fails to do so) after injury, during disease, and during normal aging are issues of great interest to me. I work to incorporate my research interests in the courses I teach each semester.

My current teaching responsibilities include an introductory neurobiology course each fall for undergraduate (BIO 488) and graduate (ZO 588) students (BIO 488 syllabus and schedule) and selected topics in neuroscience each spring in a seminar format, including ZO 518 Experience and the Brain, which is offered spring semester of odd numbered years. Click here for more information about the courses I teach.


Opportunities for Research and Study

The Triangle area -- which includes NCSU, Duke University, University of North Carolina, and Research Triangle Park -- is home to an active neuroscience community. Neuroscientists in the area meet monthly to socialize and to discuss recent developments in the neurosciences. Students at NCSU also can take courses offered at UNC and Duke. At NCSU, neurobiology is represented by faculty in several departments as well as in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Also at NCSU, the Keck Center for Behavioral Biology brings together scientists interested in the biological bases of behavior for monthly meetings, an annual symposium for student research, and an annual professional development symposium.

If you are interested in research opportunities in neuroscience or behavioral biology at NCSU, I encourage you to look into the research being conducted in the following NCSU labs. You can also look through faculty associated with the NCSU Keck Center for Behavioral Biology. If you are an NC State undergraduate student, you may be interested in the Integrative Physiology and Neurobiology concentration in Biological Sciences -- click to learn more about IPN studies.

in the Department of Zoology:
Dr. Heather Patisaul, http://www4.ncsu.edu/%7Ehbpatisa/
Dr. Robert Grossfeld, http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/r/rmgzo/www/rmgzo.html
Dr. John Godwin, http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/users/g/godwin/www/jrgindex.html
Dr. Robert Anholt, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/beh_bio/anholt/gallery.html

in the Department of Genetics:
Dr. Trudy Mackay, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/genetics/mackay/mackay.html
Dr. Pat Estes, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/genetics/estes/estes.html

in the Department of Entomology:
Dr. Coby Schal, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/schal/
Dr. Fred Gould, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/gould/
Dr. Astrid Groot, http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/groot/

at the College of Veterinary Medicine:

Dr. Natasha Olby, http://cvm.ncsu.edu/docs/natasha_olby.html
Dr. Troy Ghashghaei, http://www4.ncsu.edu/~tgashg/

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Department of Biology (formerly Zoology), NCSU
Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, NCSU
Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Faculty, NCSU
Genomic Sciences Graduate Faculty, NCSU
Physiology Graduate Faculty, NCSU

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Society for Neuroscience
American Association for the Advancement of Science

NCSU Department of Biology Seminar Series

Shaolin-Do Association
SWOOP (Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects)