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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

10 Common Depression Symptoms

10 Common Depression Symptoms

Andrew Leuchter comments on signs of depression”

Article In The News UCLA Health News Link
Navigating social knowledge

Navigating social knowledge

Meng Du and Carolyn Parkinson discuss new research on social decision making”

Article In The News UCLA Health News UCLA Newsroom Link

Joint Seminars in Neuroscience

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    Semel Grand Rounds – Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.

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    UCLA Psychosis Colloquium – Dereck Novacek, Ph.D.

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    UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative – Daniele Piomelli, M.D.

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    ICNG Seminar – Robert Bilder, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

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    Molecular Biology Institute Research Seminar – Dorothy Schafer, 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

September 2021 – Scanning electron microscope image of human T cells (blue) and dendritic cells derived from blood-forming stem cells (pink), used to develop new immunotherapies for cancer, including glioblastomas. Sample preparation: Suwen Li; Seet and Crooks labs. By: Gail Vinnacombe-Willson, Naihao Chiang
Laboratory of Prof. Steven Jonas, Paul Weiss

#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

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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