The BRI provides multiple mechanisms to invigorate research programs and support collaborations bringing together investigators from complementary fields. These mechanisms include:
- Organizational and fiscal support for meetings, program project and center grants, affinity groups, departmental and BRI symposia, and the weekly neuroscience seminar series. For more information, visit Events Overview.
- Facilitation of research cores including microscopic techniques, confocal microscopy, and electron microscopy. For more information, visit Core Facilities.
- Faculty recruitment and retention: The BRI participates in and supports faculty recruitment through BRI endowment funds and endowed Chairs, working collaboratively with UCLA departments and schools. The BRI also helps organize and staff various committees and participates in space planning.
- Oversight of three highly-productive research facilities within the Gonda building (approximately 20,000 square feet of premium laboratory space).
- Organization of an annual Neuroscience Poster Session on the heels of the SFN meeting to enhance intra-UCLA collaborations. The session usually has approximately 200 posters and includes a lecture from a prominent neuroscientist. Recent speakers include Yuh-Nung Jan, Ph.D. and Carol Mason, Ph.D. For more information, visit Special Events.
- Research support via several term chairs/scholarships and donations to enhance targeted areas of research that are cutting edge and generative for the community, including the Leslie Term Chair in Innovative Brain Research, the Leslie Term Chair in Pioneering Brain Research, the Joanne and George Miller and Family Term Chair, Frances M. O’Malley Administrative Chair in Neuroscience History, and the Carol Moss Spivak Scholarship. For more information, visit Endowed Term Chairs and Scholarships.
- Publication of the BRI newsletter, Neuroscience News, which features member faculty and researchers’ achievements and activities. For more information, visit Neuroscience News.
- Communication of neuroscience-relevant information to the academic and lay communities.
- Funding of basic and clinical brain related research through BRI-CTSI Team awards, and more recently the BRI Core Voucher awards.
A computational bioinformatics approach to identifying possible LINE1 reverse transcriptase-like domains in Aplysia californica
Addressing the Bidirectional Relationship Between Substance Use Disorders and Sleep Disturbances: A Literature Review
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Stacy De Florencio
Animal Models of Alcohol Use Disorder: Dose, Sex, and Developmental Differences in Forced and Voluntary Alcohol Consumption
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Effect of Timed Propranolol Treatment on Extinction Memory and Heart Rate Variability in a PTSD Rat Model
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Language Acquisition: The Role of Circadian Rhythms and Virtual Reality in Impactful Learning Outcomes
Screening for Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Concerns in Infants and Toddlers with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC)
Charles P. Smith