Stephen C. Noctor, Ph.D.

Dr. Noctor

Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th St.
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone:  (916) 703-0435


Dr. Noctor studies development of cortical structures in the central nervous system.  The cerebral cortex consists of billions of neurons and glia that are produced over a relatively short period of time during development.  Dr. Noctor investigates factors that control proliferation of the precursor cells that produce cortical neurons and glia, and how cortical cells migrate over long distances to reach their appropriate position in the developing brain.


Ph. D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 1998
B.A., Rutgers University, 1991

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