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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News in Brief

  • Deadline: Feb. 22, 2019

    Applications for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA) are now open for the Summer of 2019 Scholars.  USD undergraduate students will work with a faculty mentor for 12 weeks over the summer of 2019 on a dedicated research project in the area of addiction or mental health, and will present their work at the poster session held at the end of the summer program. Research projects span from basic sciences to clinical and public health. Please see the SPURA Mentors website for participating mentors. For more information or questions please contact Brian Burrell ( or Lisa McFadden ( for more information.

  • Congratulations

    Congratulations to Lisa McFadden, Ph.D., BBS, and Z. Rick Wang, Ph.D., Chemistry, on being awarded a CBBRe Research Enhancement Pilot Grant titled "Harnessing nanoscale supercontainers to mitigate psychostimulant toxicity!"

  • Congratulations to the 2018 CBBRe Trainee Research Grant Awardees

    • Preston Long (Psychology) for his project: "Oxytocin Effects on Social Capital and Pain Behaviors."
    • Sam Critzer (BBS) for his project: "Body Fluid Balance and Implications for Brain Function."