Promoting innovative basic to translational research that addresses problems in neurology, neuropsychology and psychiatry.

CBBRe provides outstanding training of research students and fellows, feeding the pipeline of creative independent scientists in the fields of neuroscience and behavioral science within the northern plain states and nationally. The core members of the center are recognized in their field and are actively involved in research, the education of students, and in service to the neuroscience community.

Our Research Strengths

  • Stress & Addiction: Neural and behavioral processes underlying stress, mood and emotion, and/or related psychiatric disorders, particularly addiction/substance dependence and affective disorders.
  • Neurobehavioral Development: Neural, cognitive and behavioral development and/or related developmental disorders, particularly congenital disorders of nervous system development, pediatric brain tumors, behavioral/cognitive disorders, learning disabilities` and communication disorders.
  • Cognition & Plasticity: Neural and behavioral processes underlying decision making, learning, memory and motor function, and/or related neurological disorders, particularly stroke, traumatic brain injury, pain, neural tumors, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

News in Brief

  • Award News

    Congratulations to John Fanta, who received third place for his poster “Modulating Effective Acetylcholine Concentration Using Metal Organic Super-Containers (MOSCs)” at the annual meeting of the Sioux Valley chapter of the American Chemical Society.

  • Research News

    YiFan Li, Ph.D. (Basic Biomedical Sciences) was awarded a R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research "Induction of ACE2 expression in skeletal muscles in aged mice by transcutaneous electrical stimulation."

  • Student News

    Congratulations to Brenna Bray (BBS) who was awarded first place in the graduate student division of the poster competition at the Nebraska Physiological Society's annual meeting in Omaha, NE. 

Contact Us

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Lee Medical Building Room 233
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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