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

    Katie Grausam, Basic Biomedical Sciences/Sanford Research graduate student, and Haotian Zhao, gave oral presentations at the Society for Neuro-Oncology on molecular signals that promote pediatric brain tumors and therapies to prevent metastasis of these tumors.

  • Summer Research Opportunity

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA). SPURA is a multi-disciplinary summer research program aimed at providing USD undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct high-quality, mentored, hypothesis-driven research in fields related to substance use, abuse and related mental health issues. Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

  • Graduate Training

    The USD Neuroscience & Nanotechnology Network (USD-N3) is now accepting applications for fall 2017. Apply now through the chemistry or basic biomedical sciences departments.

Contact Us

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


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