Neural and Behavioral Sciences Building to Promote Synergy Between Biology and Psychology

Described as "an epicenter of what Arts and Sciences will do" by Dean Steven Fluharty, Penn Arts and Sciences' Neural and Behavioral Sciences (NBS) building is expected to open in the fall of 2016. The new building will serve as the center of collaboration between the converging disciplines of biology and psychology.

Approximately 25 percent of undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences major in biology, psychology, or Biological Basis of Behavior (BBB), and the building is designed to promote cross-talk between these disciplines through research laboratories, teaching facilities, and spaces for students to congregate and study. Sitting between the Leidy Labs and the Carolyn Lynch Labs, the NBS building will consolidate education in these disciplines and provide a home for the BBB program and the Vagelos Life Sciences and Management program.

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