David Amaral, Ph.D.

Dr. Amaral

Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director of Research, UC Davis MIND Institute

UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
E-mail:  dgamaral@ucdavis.edu


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.


B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University, 1972
Ph.D., Neurobiology and Psychology, University of Rochester, 1977