Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.

Melissa Bauman, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis MIND Institute
2805 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817




Dr. Bauman’s research interests focus on the neural systems that mediate species-typical social behavior.  She utilizes her doctoral training in systems neuroscience and her postdoctoral training in autism research to develop animal models of autism.  Her current research examines how changes in the prenatal environment, in particular activation and/or abnormalities in the mother’s immune system, may alter the brain/behavior development of offspring.


Ph.D., UC Davis, 2003
B.A., Colorado College,1998