David G. Amaral, Ph.D.

Neuroscience and Behavior Unit
Core Scientist

Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
UC Davis School of Medicine

Director of Research
UC Davis MIND Institute
Center for Neuroscience

Dr. Amaral’s interests include research involving multidisciplinary studies directed at determining the neuroanatomical, behavioral and electrophysiological organization and functions of brain systems that are involved in learning, memory, emotion and social behavior carried out on the human brain and on animal models. He also conducts research on neurobiological correlates of autism.

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UC Davis MIND Institute

Dr. Amaral directs research at the MIND Institute and works closely with advocacy groups of parents of autistic children. His research has led to a deeper understanding of the neurobiology and etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder.