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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

  • Applications being accepted for the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA)!

    USD undergraduate students will work with a faculty mentor for 10 weeks over the summer of 2021. SPURA provides summer stipends, housing allowance and research supplies/travel. For more information visit or email Drs. Brian Burrell ( or Lisa McFadden (

  • CBBRe Pilot Grant Seminar Series

    Improving Communication for People with ALS:
    Brain-Computer Interface + Pupillometry

    Presented by: Elizabeth Hanson, Ph.D., 
    Communication Disorders

    Thursday, January 21, 2021
    4 - 5 p.m.

    Zoom Meeting ID: 914 744 615 30
    Passcode: 553023

  • Congratulations to the recipients of the Fall 2020 Research Enhancement Pilot Grants!

    Hongmin Wang, PhD (Basic Biomedical Sciences) on his successful submission titled:
    “Endosomal signaling in Alzheimer’s disease.”
    Khosrow Rezvani, PhD (Basic Biomedical Sciences) on his successful submission titled: “Understanding the molecular mechanisms of the perineural invasion in colorectal cancer.”
    Arun Singh, PhD (Basic Biomedical Sciences) and Patti Berg-Poppe, PhD (Department of Physical Therapy) on their successful submission titled: “Mid-frontal and mid-cerebellar theta-band oscillatory activities are associated with balance disturbances in Parkinson’s disease.”

    Congratulations to the Fall 2020 CBBRe Trainee Research Grant Program Awardees

    Avery Franzen (Basic Biomedical Sciences) on his successful submission titled: “An Investigation of Endocannabinoid Mediated Learning and Long-Term Depression/Potentiation” under the mentorship of Dr. Brian Burrell. 
    Kyle Walters (Department of Psychology) on his successful submission titled: “Affective Bipolarity, Self-Regulation, and Alcohol-Related Problems: Between-And Within -Person Associations” under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Simons.