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

  • CBBRe is participating in the 33rd South Dakota Science Olympiad State Tournament, held April 1 at USD.

  • Award News

    Congratulations to the CBBRe Spring 2017 Graduate Student Travel Award Winners! Rebecca Sistad (Psychology; Mentor: Dr Raluca Simons) will present at the National American Psychological Association; and Brenna Bray (BBS; Mentor: Dr. Gina Forster) presented at the 9th International Meeting on Steroids and the Nervous System.

  • SPURA News

    Welcome to the 2017 CBBRe SPURA students! This year’s participants are Chesney Arend (Medical Biology), Danielle Brown (Medical Biology), Kaci Clement (Medical Biology), Becca Cordie (Medical Laboratory Science), Megan Jorgensen (Medical Biology) and Katherine Lembke (Psychology).

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


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