FAU Brainy Days

Brainy Days:
A Celebration of Neuroscience 2020


Sponsored by Palm Health Foundation and the FAU Brain Institute

Free Admission to most events

"Brainy Days" celebrates neuroscience with events throughout the month of March to educate and engage our community about the benefits of brain research. Here is our event listing for 2020 "Brainy Days".


Dates Event Speaker or Host Locations Time
March 1 Autism Speaks Walk Neurosquad Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach 9 A.M.-1 P.M.
March 5 Champions of Illusion: Brain Science Insights into Magical Trickery Stephen Macknik, Ph.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Jupiter Campus 12-1:30 P.M. with Reception and Book Signing *RSVP Requested
POSTPONED Engaging Brains: Internship Fair for FAU Undergraduates FAU Brain Institute & Community Health Organizations    
POSTPONED Never Enough: Personal and Research Experiences with Addiction Judith Grisel, Ph.D., Bucknell University    
POSTPONED Brain Blitz: Hands-on Brain Science for Kids Hosted by NeuroSquad    
POSTPONED Brains on Trial: What Brain Science Tells Us About the Origins and Limits of Responsibility BJ Casey, Ph.D., Sackler Institute Yale University Josh Buckholtz, Ph.D. Harvard University Carey Haughwout, Public Defender, 15th Judicial Circuit, PBC Ginger Lerner-Wren, Judge, Broward County Mental Health Court    



Dates Event Speaker or Host Locations Time
March 4 OBServ: An Optogenetic Brain System for Restoration of Sight for the Blind Stephen Macknik, Ph.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center Elmore Auditorium, Max Planck Florida Institute, 1 Max Planck Way, Jupiter, FL 11 A.M. (Research Seminar for Scientists)
March 6 Brains and Bites: Insights into Mechanisms of Huntington’s Disease Jenny Wei, Ph.D., College of Medicine, FAU College of Medicine, BC 71, Rm 123, Boca Raton Campus 12-1 P.M., Food Provided, *RSVP Requested
March 11 Lunch and Learn about Autism with Faculty and Students of the Els Center for Excellence Els Center for Excellence MC 17, Rm 119, Jupiter Campus 12-1:30 P.M., followed by Reception and Book Signing * RSVP requested
POSTPONED Brains and Bites: Drug Effects Across Generations Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D., FAU Honors College    
POSTPONED Brainy Days Scientific Keynote: Novel Signaling Pathways Supporting Amphetamine Action Susan G. Amara, Ph.D., Scientific Director, NIMH, NIH    
POSTPONED Brains and Bites: Algal Neurotoxins in the Water Sarah Milton, Ph.D.. College of Science, FAU    
POSTPONED Sex Differences in The Causes And Consequences Of Alcohol Exposure In Mice Judith Grisel, Ph.D., Bucknell University    
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*For more information or to RSVP, contact Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. at or 561.799.8100.


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

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