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.

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News in Brief

  • Student News

    Brenna Bray, a graduate student in BBS, was awarded a fellowship from the International Meeting on Steroids and Nervous System to present her research in Torino, Italy, this February. 

  • Student Travel Awards

    CBBRe is accepting applications for the Graduate Student Travel Award program until March 1. See below for more information about the grant and application requirements.

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  • Grant Award

    BBS professor Doug Martin, Ph.D., was awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study cardiac sympathetic afferent reflex control of venous function.


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


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