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Future site of the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute

FAU NEUROSCIENCE—OUR COMMUNITY

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

Idaly Velez-Uribe, Ph.D.
Idaly Velez-Uribe, Ph.D.
Mentor: Monica Rosselli, Ph.D.

My research focus is to explore methods to evaluate and diagnose individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in a sensitive manner, including cognitively normal individuals and those presenting early signs of neurodegenerative... Read More

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

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October 06, 2021

Carmen Varela, Ph.D., is developing non-invasive methods to monitor sleep quality and brain health aimed at advancing new approaches to prevent Alzheimer's disease.

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October 05, 2021

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute announced today it has received $1 million from the Palm Health Foundation to launch and support its new Program in Computational Brain Science and Health (PCBSH).

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August 31, 2021

Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing researchers explored trends in physical activity in ethnically diverse older adults to see what drives them to start or sustain physical activity and what stops them.

ABOUT: WELCOME TO THE BRAIN INSTITUTE! THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR NEUROSCIENCE AT FAU.
ACADEMICS: CHECK OUT OUR UNMATCHED GRADUATE NEUROSCIENCE TRAINING PROGRAM (GNTP)
RESEARCH: UNIQUE COLLABORATION WITH 6 OUTSTANDING INSTITUTES AND FOUNDATION.
GIVE: SUPPORT RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY. HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Contact Us

 

RESEARCH OFFICE

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