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Annual Report 2020

FAU Brain Institute releases their 2020 Annual Report: Masterminds. Read the report here.

Inaugurated in 2016 under the leadership of Executive Director Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., the FAU Brain Institute is a physical and programmatic embodiment of the Neuroscience Pillar, designated as one of four academic research investment areas in the 2015 FAU Strategic Plan with greatest potential to impact multiple dimensions of the university. The Brain Institute supports research, education and community outreach, with efforts spanning all of the FAU campuses.

The Brain Institute supports research, education and community outreach, with efforts spanning all of the FAU campuses. The Brain Institute administrative home is on the FAU MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida that also houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Florida Research Institute.

The Brain Institute supports state-of-the-art research and innovative educational activities of more than 100 neuroscience faculty-level investigators located at FAU and affiliate research centers, and is the sponsor for the FAU Neuroscience Student Organization.

Collectively, we seek to unlock the secrets of brain development, function and plasticity and how the mechanisms uncovered can be compromised to drive devastating brain disorders such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease.

  SPOTLIGHT STORIES

Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D.
Itzel Sifuentes-Romero, Ph.D.
Mentor:Johanna Kowalko, Ph.D.

I am using Astyanax mexicanus to study eye morphogenesis and brain development. A mexicanus exists in two forms, a sighted, surface-dwelling form and a blind, cave-dwelling form that initially develops small eyes that subsequently... Read More

Xiaoyu Liu
Xiaoyu Liu
Mentor: Ning Quan, Ph.D.

I have a strong interest in doing research on neuroimmunology. My research aims to elucidate the mechanism how inflammatory activities affect the brain. Different from the current dogma that inflammation mediates mostly detrimental... Read More

Gloria Brunori, Ph.D.
Gloria Brunori, Ph.D.
Mentor: Janet Robishaw, Ph.D.

My research seeks to understand how structurally diverse G-protein alpha-beta-gamma heterotrimers assemble to mediate physiological and behavioral responses. Using genetically modified mice lacking the G-protein gamma 7 subunit... Read More

Puzzle pieces
September 02, 2020

A study by a leading FAU neuroscientist and collaborators on serotonin, a mood-regulating molecule in the brain that regulates many brain synapses, is helping to unravel a neurotransmitter puzzle.

Ning Quan
August 03, 2020

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

Susan Schneider, 2019-2020 Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology, Exploration, and Scientific Innovation. 2019. Photo courtesy of Giselle M. Avilés.
July 14, 2020

Florida Atlantic University recently announced that the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, in collaboration with FAU’s Brain Institute, hired Susan Schneider, Ph.D., to the position of William F. Dietrich Chair...

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RESEARCH OFFICE

FAU Brain Institute Jupiter Campus
Room 107, MC-17
5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561.799.8100 | Fax: 561.799.8156

EDUCATION OFFICE

FAU Brain Institute Boca Raton Campus
Room 103A, SE-43
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
Phone: 561.297.4989