Message from the directors

Welcome to the Brain and Behavior Initiative (BBI) at the University of Maryland (UMD).

With strong support from our campus administration*, we have launched a highly diverse and interdisciplinary research initiative in brain, behavior science and engineering, bringing together seven colleges across the UMD campus.

We are dedicated to finding collaborative solutions to studying science’s next frontier: understanding the function of the brain. By creating an atmosphere of integration and interdependence between the physical, behavioral, and brain sciences and by creating novel tools and technologies, we aspire to blur the lines between traditional disciplines and methodologies. We are passionate about providing solutions to better understand the brain in health and disease. In addition, we provide our undergraduate and graduate students with world-class education within borderless disciplines to train them to become the next generation of pioneers and leaders.

Join us on this exciting 21st century journey as we uncover the unsolved mysteries of brain and behavior.

---Reza Ghodssi, Jens Herberholz, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Quinlan, Directors

*The BBI is grateful for funding from the Provost, VPR, and AGNR, ARHU, BSOS, CMNS, EDUC, ENGR, and SPHL.