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UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute

Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.

Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UC Davis School of Medicine 
UC  Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone:  916-703-0377


Dr. Bauman completed her undergraduate education at Colorado College where she received a BA in Psychology.  She graduated from the UC Davis Neuroscience doctoral program in 2003 and completed her postdoctoral training through the MIND Institute’s Interdisciplinary Autism Research Training Program.  Dr. Bauman joined the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ faculty in January of 2008.  She is interested in utilizing her background in neuroscience and her training in autism research to develop animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders.  Her current research focuses on understanding how changes in the prenatal environment, in particular the mother’s immune system, may alter the brain/behavior development of offspring.


B.A., Psychology, Colorado College, 1998
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, 2003

Click here (PDF) for a list of Dr. Bauman's publications and academic activities.