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.

  • Deadline: March 1, 2019

    CBBRe and USD-N3 are now accepting applications for graduate student and staff member travel grants. 

    Applicants must:

    1. Complete the travel award application

    2. Provide a copy of their CV

    3. Provide evidence that their presentation has been accepted by the meeting program committee.

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019

    Applications are now accepted for the research enhancement pilot grant program. The program will fund pilot projects to generate data, publications and/or research collaborations that will be used to support external grant applications by CBBRe faculty/research staff members.
    Proposals should be sent as one complete PDF file to on or by April 15. Review results will be available by mid-May, with up to 3 applications accepted for full funding.