FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute
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 FAU Neuroscience Pillar. Pillars represent mission foundations that help orient FAU academic research investments in areas with the greatest potential for impact across the multiple dimensions of the institution, and that, fully realized, can positively impact the health of our communities. Neuroscience, the study of nervous systems throughout evolution and across the lifespan, seeks insights into fundamental questions of brain development, plasticity and disease, with efforts that address the mechanisms by which we establish and share our humanity, and that can provide solutions to the constraints on our well-being imposed by physiological and cultural limitations. The Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute supports state-of-the-art research and innovative educational activities of more than 100 neuroscience faculty-level investigators located at FAU and its affiliate research centers, and is the sponsor for the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the FAU Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO).