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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

Joint Seminars In Neuroscience

UP NEXT:

June 11, 2024

1st Annual Pride Lecture

“Corticostriatal Plasticity in Motor Learning and Memory”
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
 

Faculty Hosts: Michael Ryan 

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 – Aileen A. Nava

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – BRI New Member ShortTalks (Part 2)

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Sally Temple, Ph.D.

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    Brain Mapping Center (BMC) Seminar Series – Arpana “Annie” Church, Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics (ICNG) Seminar Series – Arpiar “Arpy” Saunders, Ph.D.

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    Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC) Research Seminar – In-HyunPark, Ph.D.

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    2024 Decision Making Affinity Group (DMAG) Symposium

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    Molecular Biology Institute (MBI) Research Seminar – Marc Diamond, M.D.

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    Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART) Distinguished Lecture Series (Ritvo Award) – Suma Jacob, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Integrative Center for Neural Repair (ICNR) Seminar Series – Michael Wells, Ph.D.

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    Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology (LNE) Seminar Series – Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D.

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    Synapse to Circuit (S2C) Seminar Series – Michael Cheng

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    Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) Seminar Series – Celine K. Vuong, Ph.D.

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    Joint Seminars in Neuroscience (JSN) Series – Inaugural Pride Month Special Lecture – Jun Ding, Ph.D.

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    Neurology Grand Rounds – Richard Krolewski, M.D., Ph.D.

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    4th Annual Brain Research Institute End-of-Year Celebration

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    Neuromodulation Seminar Series – Anil K. Malhotra, M.D.

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    Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) Seminar Series – Kejal Kantarci, M.D., M.S.

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    Integrative Center for Learning and Memory (ICLM) Journal Club – Malcolm Dean

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    Seminars by Young Neuroscience Citizen Scholars (SYNCS) Seminar Series – Chen Sun, Ph.D.

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    2024 Cell Scholars Symposium

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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

June 2024 – 800-micron thick section of cleared tissue using SHIELD + eFLASH. MORF3 (green) expression of a thalamic neuron with innervating AAV labelled axons from cortex (magenta).

Image by Mitchell Rudd & Hongwei Dong.

#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