In neurobiology there is a strength in vision with special focus on photoreceptor cell biology, color vision, plasticity in the visual cortex, and functional MRI of the visual system. The department is currently expanding its research efforts in both areas. Faculty in the department also participate in interdisciplinary graduate education through the Graduate Programs in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences, and through management of an interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cell and Developmental Biology. The department also plays an essential role in medical education through its first year medical courses in Cell and Tissue Biology, Developmental Biology, and Clinical Human Anatomy. In addition, the department is a principal participant in an interdisciplinary neuroscience course which includes faculty from other departments within the medical college.