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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

Joint Seminars In Neuroscience

Please join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 12:00 pm for our special 33rd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture. This year the Magoun Lecture will be featured at the NSIDP Retreat in the Carnesale Commons Palisades Ballroom. We kindly ask you to RVSP by Tuesday, September 20 to ensure adequate space is available. This event is welcome to everyone and will be in person only. Lunch will be provided to all attendees after the event.

“The 22q11.2 Locus as a Window into Disrupted Neurodevelopment”

Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

RSVP Link: https://uclahs.fyi/3AWb3BY

Completing this survey is not required if you RSVP’d for the NSIDP Retreat.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Margit Alt Murphy, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Lewis Wheaton, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Sean P. Dukelow, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.

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    Neurobiology Fall Symposium

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    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar – Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Faculty Seminar – Dejan Markovic, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neurogenetics Journal Club (ICNG) – RichardBorder, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Andreas Luft, M.D.

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    JSN – 33rd Annual H.W. Magoun Lecture – Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.

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

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    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar – Yang Shen, 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

August 2022 – GFP labeling of the Drosophila melanogaster neural circuit expressing the neuropeptide tachykinin (TK). Images taken using the Leica Stellaris Confocal microscope. The cyan channel was color-inverted using Adobe Photoshop.
By: Ceazer Nave, Laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Donlea

#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