Neuroscientists in the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS) are integrating both cutting-edge, basic research and clinically-relevant, translational research. Such research includes the mechanisms by which environmental factors interact with the genetic background to induce pathology and dysfunction in neurological diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders. Specific research areas range from whole animal behavior to the cellular, epigenetic, and genetic levels. Neuroscience faculty members within the department are also part of the Texas A&M University Institute of Neuroscience.