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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

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

Felix Mayer, Ph.D.
Felix Mayer, Ph.D.
Mentor: Randy Blakely, Ph.D.

My research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that permit the dopamine transporter (DAT) to respond dynamically to dopamine and other modulatory neurotransmitters. Read More

Nicole award
April 29, 2022

Nicole Baganz, Ph.D., director of community engagement and programming with FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute and research assistant professor in Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, was recently...

PAIN IN THE NECK? NEW SURGICAL METHOD COULD BE GAME-CHANGING
April 21, 2022

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a common type of neck surgery that involves removing a damaged disc to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve root and thereby alleviate associated pain, numbness, weakness...

SUNLIGHT’S HEALING EFFECTS HELP GREEN SEA TURTLES WITH TUMORS
April 12, 2022

A new study by Florida Atlantic University researchers is literally shedding “light” on a way to improve the health of endangered green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) prone to a disease called fibropapillomatosis. Affecting...

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