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The mission of the Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) at the University of Maryland (UMD) is to revolutionize the interface between engineers and neuroscientists by generating novel tools and approaches to understand complex behaviors produced by the human brain.

We will focus on the development of novel approaches to image neuronal function, the development of micro/nano system diagnostics and drug delivery technologies, and the development of big data methods in order to push the frontiers of our initial research themes that span from single neurons to mental health.

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

BBI is dedicated to understanding the function of the brain. More »

UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis Research

Blood test could help doctors more quickly diagnose schizophrenia and other disorders. More »

Kanold study shows autism may begin early in brain development

Brains of mice with autism-like symptoms develop neural defects when first circuits take shape. More »

NACS Seminar: Dr. Greg Field, Computation and circuitry in the mammalian retina

March 3, 2017 10:15 a.m. More»

NACS Seminar: Dr. Yale Cohen, Mechanisms Underlying Auditory Perception and Decision-Making

March 10, 2017 10:15 a.m. Bioscience Research Building 1103 More»

VPR Research Seminar: Elizabeth R. Albro, US Dept. of Education, "Funding for Education Reseaarch"

March 16, 2017 11:00 a.m. Banneker Room (2212) Stamp Student Union More»

Whiting-Turner Lecture: Disruption & Opportunity: Technology Risks in a Fast-Paced Global Technology

March 30, 2017 4:30 p.m. Lecture Hall, 1110 Kim Engineering Building More»