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.

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  • Photo of Gina Forster.

    Center for Genetics & Behavioral Health Awarded $3.4M Grant

    The Center for Genetics & Behavioral Health, led by USD Professor Gina Forster, Ph.D., has been awarded a five-year grant for $3.4 million to study genetic and environmental influences in post-traumatic stress disorder, placing South Dakota at the forefront of personalized treatment for trauma-related illness.

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    USD Awarded $1M Grant for Inclusive Excellence Initiative

    USD has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute as part of their Inclusive Excellence Initiative to enhance the participation and retention of underrepresented minorities in the natural sciences. Brian Burrell, associate professor with Basic Biomedical Sciences, led the faculty team behind the effort, which included members from five schools and programs across the university.

  • Brenna Bray

    Student to Compete in Regional Debate

    Brenna Bray, graduate student in basic biomedical science, has been invited to join a team of graduate students and faculty from the tri-state region to debate issues in science training and advocacy at the Nebraska Physiological Society meeting in October. Congratulations Brenna!