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FAU NEUROSCIENCE—OUR COMMUNITY

Annual Report 2021

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute releases their 2021 Magazine: Masterminds. Read it here.

Inaugurated in 2016 under the leadership of Executive Director Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., the FAU Stiles-Nicholson 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

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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August 26, 2021

Scientists at FAU's Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute are among the first in the state of Florida to capture 3D images of clusters of identified brain cells in the intact brain using a new, fully automated, microscope capable...

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July 14, 2021

An FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science study is the first to use liquid metal sensors and machine learning on a prosthetic hand to help reconnect amputees to a previously severed sense of touch.

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June 10, 2021

A study conducted on older adults at risk for Alzheimer's shows that a memory biomarker increased after a 26-week structured aerobic exercise training, confirming the beneficial effects of exercise.

ABOUT: WELCOME TO THE BRAIN INSTITUTE! THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR NEUROSCIENCE AT FAU.
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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