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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

A Guide for First-Time Flyers: What To Expect and How To Prepare

A Guide for First-Time Flyers: What To Expect and How To Prepare

A Guide for First-Time Flyers: What To Expect and How To Prepare
In The News Article Interview
Study In Mice Shows How Chronic Caffeine Consumption Alters Sleep Pattern And Blood Flow

Study In Mice Shows How Chronic Caffeine Consumption Alters Sleep Pattern And Blood Flow

Study In Mice Shows How Chronic Caffeine Consumption Alters Sleep Pattern And Blood Flow
Uncategorized In The News UCLA Health News Article UCLA Newsroom Link
Living In a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Affects Food Choices, Weight Gain And the Microstructure Of the Brain

Living In a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Affects Food Choices, Weight Gain And the Microstructure Of the Brain

Living In a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Affects Food Choices, Weight Gain And the Microstructure Of the Brain
In The News UCLA Health News Article UCLA Newsroom Uncategorized Link

Joint Seminars In Neuroscience

UP NEXT:

April 16, 2024

“Cortical Interneuron Dynamics underlying Drug Seeking after Withdraw”

Byungkook Lim, Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego

Faculty Host: Avishek Adhikari

In-Person Event
12:00 PM
NRB 132 Auditorium

For more information, please contact the BRI Administrative Office at BRI@mednet.ucla.edu.

Upcoming Events/Seminars

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    Biological Chemistry Aubrey and Nancy Woodroof Seminar Series – Jessenya Mil

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – Daniel Butts, Ph.D.

  • 5:00pm

    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) Journal Club – Jeremy Wang

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Monica Rivera Mindt, Ph.D.

  • 3:00pm

    Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) Seminar Series – Elizabeth Fernandez

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    Goodman-Luskin Microbiome Center First Annual Symposium: “Metabolism, Microbes and the Mind-Gut Connection: A SCORE and GLMC Symposium”

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    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) Seminar Series – Ralda Nehme, Ph.D.

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    Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) Distinguished Lecture Series – Matthew Mosconi, Ph.D.

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    Joint UCLA SCORE Symposium: “Sex Differences in Brain-Gut Disorders and Metabolism”

  • 9:30am

    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Juan Luis Romero Sosa

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    Integrative Center for Neural Repair (ICNR) Seminar Series – Yi-Rong Peng, Ph.D.

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    Training in Neurotechnology Translation Research Seminar – AysegulGunduz, Ph.D.

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    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) Seminar Series – Jonathan D. Santoro, M.D.

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    Integrative Center on Addictions (ICA) Seminar Series – Dara Ghahremani, Ph.D.

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    Center for Cannabis and Cannabinoids (CCC) and Integrative Center on Addictions (ICA) Joint Seminar – Thomas Arkell, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Aisha Dickerson, Ph.D.

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    CTSI Distinguished Speaker Seminar – Dame Carol Robinson, D.B.E., F.R.S., F.Med.Sci., F.R.S.C.

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    Neuromodulation Seminar Series – Robert Folmer, Ph.D.

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    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) Seminar Series – John D. Port, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Michael Ryan, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neural Repair (ICNR) Seminar Series – KunalPatel, M.D.

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    Special Seminar – Chang Ho Sohn, Ph.D.

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    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar Series – Jean-Michel Mongeau, Ph.D.

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    Special Seminar – Joshua Johansen, Ph.D.

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    Talk with Professor Joshua Johansen

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – Byungkook Lim, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) Journal Club – Kerneau Seok, Ph.D.

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    Invertebrate Neuroscience Affinity Group (INAG) Research Seminar -Marisa Mackie and Pablo Currea, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) Seminar Series – Jennifer Forsyth, Ph.D.

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    Electrophysiology of Brain Dynamics (EBD) Research Seminar – RandyMcIntosh, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Mengping Jiang, Ph.D.

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    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology (LNE) Arthur Arnold Innovator Lecture – Dequina Nicholas, Ph.D.

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    Health Equity and Translational Social Science (HETSS) and RangellSocial Medicine Grand Rounds – Danielle Carr, Ph.D.

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    136th Faculty Research Lecture – Daniel Geschwind, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Seminars by Young Neuroscience Community Scholars (SYNCS) Seminar Series – Thomas Elston, Ph.D.

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    Training in Neurotechnology Translation Research Seminar – Nicole Provenza, Ph.D.

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    Ecological Medicine and Psychedelic Studies Initiative (PSI) Affinity Group Research Seminar – Katherine MacLean

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – 27th Annual Sawyer Distinguished Lecture – Naomi E. Rance, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center on Addictions (ICA) Seminar Series – Marco Venniro, Ph.D.

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    2024 CART Symposium: “Advances in Autism 2024: Autism through the Lifespan”

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    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Fanny Etienne, Ph.D.

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    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar Series – Charltien Long

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    2024 Joaquin Fuster Symposium

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    Training in Neurotechnology Translation Research Seminar – MichaelFox, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – Bo Li, 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

April 2024 – 3-D model from EM tomography showing the organization of the post-synaptic processes in the rod photoreceptor synapse. Horizontal cell axon terminals shown in red and blue, rod bipolar cell terminals in yellow and green, and part of the synaptic ribbon in gold.

Tomogram by Gil Torten (from the lab of David Williams), 3-D segmentation by Steve Fisher.

#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