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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

Sleeping in a room even a little bit of light can hurt a person’s health, study shows

Sleeping in a room even a little bit of light can hurt a person's health, study shows

Dr. Christopher Colwell

In The News US News UCLA Health News Link
Bob Saget’s death calls attention to head injuries. What should you look out for?

Bob Saget’s death calls attention to head injuries. What should you look out for?

Bob Saget’s death calls attention to head injuries. What should you look out for?

Dr. Christopher Giza

Uncategorized In The News US News UCLA Health News Article Link
The End of Alzheimer’s: How new treatments might rewrite “the long goodbye”

The End of Alzheimer’s: How new treatments might rewrite “the long goodbye”

The End of Alzheimer's: How new treatments might rewrite "the long goodbye"

Dr. Nanthia Suthana

UCLA Health News Article UCLA Newsroom Link

Upcoming Events/Seminars

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  • 11:00 am

    Semel Grand Rounds – Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

  • 12:00 pm

    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) – David Dupret, Ph.D.

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  • 9:00 am

    Neurology Grand Rounds – Matt Shtrahman, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • 11:00 am

    Brain Mapping Center Seminar (BMC) – Uri Hasson, Ph.D.

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  • 8:30 am

    1st Annual CDU Substance Abuse Research Training Program/UCLA T32/UCI T32 retreat

  • 9:00 am

    UCLA Center For Autism Research And Treatment (CART) – Wendy Stone, Ph.D

  • 9:30 am

    ICLM Journal Club – Ana Sias

  • 12:00 pm

    Integrated Center for Neural Repair Seminar (ICNR) – Michael Bonaguidi, Ph.D.

  • 3:30 pm

    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar

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  • 10:00 am

    The Electrophysiology of Brain Dynamics Affinity group – Satu Palva, Ph.D.

  • 1:00 pm

    Training in Neurotechnology Translation – Helen Mayberg, M.D.

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  • 11:00 am

    Semel Grand Rounds – Tami D. Benton, M.D.

  • 12:00 pm

    JSN – The Brain Research Institute 30th Annual Samuel Eiduson Student Lectures – TBA

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Argye Hillis, M.D.

  • 4:00 pm

    Neuromodulation Division Journal Club – Natalie McLain, BS/BA

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  • 3:30 pm

    The UCLA Department of Psychology – Lynn Nadel, Ph.D.

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  • 9:30 am

    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Douglas Vormstein-Schneider

  • 12:00 pm

    Integrated Center for Neural Repair Seminar (ICNR) – Giorgia Quadrato, Ph.D.

  • 12:00 pm

    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology Seminar (LNE) Series – Beau Alward, Ph.D.

  • 3:30 pm

    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar – Evan Feinberg, Ph.D.

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  • All Day

    26th Annual UCLA Brain Attack! ’22: Symposium on State-of-the-Art Stroke Management

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  • 10:30 am

    Teaching Awards/Semel Grand Rounds – Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D.

  • 12:00 pm

    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) – Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D.

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  • 9:00 am

    Neurology Grand Rounds -Charlene Gamaldo, M.D.

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  • 12:00 pm

    UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative Grand Rounds -Daniel Rafie, M.D.

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  • 12:00 pm

    Integrated Center for Neural Repair Seminar (ICNR) – Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.

  • 12:00 pm

    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology Seminar (LNE) Series – Paul Vander

  • 3:00 pm

    The UCLA BRI Neuroimaging Affinity Group – Dr. Paul Thompson

  • 3:30 pm

    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar -Lukas Groschner, M.D., DPhil

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    2022 UCLA Symposium on Neurotechnology

  • 4:00 pm

    The Undergraduate Interdepartmental Program for Neuroscience Presents The Neuroscience Dynamic Poster Session

Current Date
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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) – Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – David Holtzman, M.D.

  • 1:00 pm

    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Affinity Group – Jurgen Gallinat,Ph.D.

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  • 9:30 am

    ICLM Journal Club – Katushi Arisaka

  • 12:00 pm

    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology Seminar (LNE) Series – Stuart Tobet, Ph.D.

  • 1:30 pm

    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) – Anna Lewis, Ph.D.

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    JSN – 33rd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture – Joshua Trachtenberg, Ph.D.

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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

May 2022 – View of mouse ear neurons derived from nestin-green fluorescent protein labeled neural progenitors cultured in neuron specification medium.
By: Dr. Araceli Espinosa-Jeffrey

#1 Educational Program

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


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 270 +

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