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EMPOWERING COLLABORATIVE AND
DIVERSE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH,
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH AT UCLA.

Education

The BRI co-ordinates a large portion of neuroscience educational programs on campus.

Research

With about 300 members and about 800 open source labs, abundant opportunities exist to connect with fellow researchers and create innovative projects.

Outreach

The BRI educates and inspires K-12 students that are traditionally underserved to pursue higher education and a career in neuroscience.

Member Publications

Joshua T Trachtenberg. Competition, inhibition, and critical periods of cortical plasticity. Curr. Opin. Neurobiol. 2015 44-8

Yang Qu, Andrew J Fuligni, Adriana Galvan, et al. Buffering effect of positive parent-child relationships on adolescent risk taking: A longitudinal neuroimaging investigation. Dev Cogn Neurosci 2015 26-34

Jacob G Dubroff, Robert K Doot, Mary Falcone, et al. Decreased Nicotinic Receptor Availability in Smokers with Slow Rates of Nicotine Metabolism. J. Nucl. Med. 2015 1724-9

Chase S Linsley, Viola Y Quach, Gaurav Agrawal, et al. Visible light and near-infrared-responsive chromophores for drug delivery-on-demand applications. Drug Deliv Transl Res 2015 611-24

Member News

‘Feel Good’ Hormone Won’t Help Ease Kids’ Autism, Study Finds

‘Feel Good’ Hormone Won’t Help Ease Kids’ Autism, Study Finds

'Feel Good' Hormone Won't Help Ease Kids' Autism, Study Finds
Article In The News UCLA Health News Link
Cannabis: Discovering its effects on the body and brain

Cannabis: Discovering its effects on the body and brain

Cannabis: Discovering its effects on the body and brain

Dr. Ziva Cooper is interviewed on Nova about the effects of cannabis on the brain.

In The News Radio UCLA Health News Link
UCLA-Led Group Receives $10M Grant for Study of Concussions in Children

UCLA-Led Group Receives $10M Grant for Study of Concussions in Children

UCLA-Led Group Receives $10M Grant for Study of Concussions in Children

Dr. Christopher Giza leads a new multi-institution NIH study on concussions in children.

 

Article In The News UCLA Health News Link

Joint Seminars in Neuroscience

Upcoming Events/Seminars

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    Training in Neurotechnology Translation – Zahra Aghajan, Ph.D.

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    Semel Grand Rounds – Steve Cole, Ph.D.

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    JSN – Markus Heilig, M.D., Ph.D., (Host: Lara Ray)

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    Neuromodulation Division Seminar Series – Nolan Williams, M.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Helen Bronte Stewart, M.D., MS

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    Brain Mapping Center Seminar – Archana Venkataraman, Ph.D.

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    ICNG Seminar – Aparna Bhaduri, Ph.D.

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    UCLA CART Distinguished Lecture Series – Timothy Roberts, Ph.D.

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    ICLM Journal Club – Prof. Federico Calegari

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    ICNR Seminar – Ketema Paul, Ph.D.

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    LNE Seminar – Bill Krause, Ph.D.

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    S2C Seminar – Megan Massa

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    The UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

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    ICNR Seminar – Lindsay De Biase, Ph.D.

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    LNE Seminar – Eric Vilain, Ph.D.

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    JSN – The Arnold Scheibel Endowed Chair – Anne Churchland, Ph.D., (Host: Felix Schweizer)

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    Neurobehavioral Genetics Journal Club – Marlesa Goday

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Sean Pittock, M.D.

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    Distinguished Research UCLA: DDRCC Lecture Series – Robert Heuckeroth, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Weinberger-Vermut Annual Genetics Ethics Lecture – Emily Largent,JD, Ph.D., RN

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    ICLM Journal Club – Carlos Portera-Cailliau, M.D., Ph.D.

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    ICNR Seminar – Ranmal Samarasinghe, M.D., Ph.D.

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    LNE Seminar – Emily Chiem

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    S2C Seminar – Arash Bellaford

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    JSN – Andre Berndt, Ph.D. (Host: Avishek Adhikari)

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    Training in Neurotechnology Translation – Alicia Izquierdo, Ph.D.

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    JSN – 32nd Annual Neuroscience Poster Session Distinguished Lecture – Ed Boyden, Ph.D., (Host: Felix Schweizer)

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The UCLA Brain Research Institute (BRI) is a catalyst for education, outreach, and research collaborations among current and future scientists, engineers and clinicians who seek to understand the healthy and diseased brain.

UCLA is rated the #1 Public University in the country.

What makes BRI exceptional?

Image of the Month

November 2021 – Trigeminal ganglions in the zebrafish larvae are visualized using the Islet1 promoter to drive expression of DsRed in somatosensory neurons. Intricately branched touch-sensing axons –  emanate from a ganglion on each side of the head to innervate the skin. The cell bodies of olfactory neurons are clustered rostrally.
By: Kadidia P. Adula, Laboratory of Prof. Alvaro Sagasti

#1 Educational Program

UCLA is ranked the #1 public education program in the country by US News. Programs are diverse, affordable, and mission driven.

59

Grad Student Publications from 2016-2020

80

Doctoral Students

Over 20

Courses

Life Changing Research

The BRI provides multiple mechanisms to invigorate research programs and support collaborations bringing together investigators from complementary fields. These mechanisms include

Over 15 +

Members

Over 1000

Publications Per Year

Over $ 1 Billion

Federal Funds UCLA Receives

Outreach That Impacts Our Communities

The BRI aims to extend scientific knowledge into the community and inspire elementary and secondary school students to explore a career in neuroscience

Over 40

Students per year do research with BRI.

Over 500

K-12 students per year visit UCLA Labs

Over 1000

K-12 Students Involved