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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 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.

New Perspectives on Some of the Oldest Questions about Human Language

An interdisciplinary team of University of Maryland researchers edited a special issue of the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society More »

Chapin, Bowen win in Bioscience Day poster session

The ISR Ph.D. students won in the bioengineering and neuroscience and cognitive science categories. More »

NIH announces HEAL Initiative Grants for UMD faculty

The projects are part of NIH’s larger push to reverse the opioid crisis in the U.S. More »

BBI-Kavli Distinguished Speaker Series: Nenad Sestan

April 8, 2020 9:30 a.m. 2204 Edward St. John Center More»

BBI-Kavli Distinguished Speaker Series: Marina Picciotto

November 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. 1103 Bioscience Research Building More»