Founded in 2005, the Brain Institute combines interdisciplinary and translational approaches to improve treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders, and brain and spinal cord injuries.
The Brain Institute was pleased to host the Weber State University Neuroscience Club last month. The group of undergraduates learned about research in the fields of neural engineering, information processing, and addiction. Club president Ashley Casillas said the group appreciated the opportunity to tour R01 research labs and learn about STEM career options.
Petr Tvrdik, research associate in the Capecchi Lab, earned a perfect score from the National Institutes of Health on his proposal to develop cutting edge tools for researching novel roles of glial – neuronal interactions in development of brain diseases such as epilepsy, OCD, and Parkinson’s disease. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the Brain Institute’s Neuronal Dynamics Lab and Laboratory for Glial-Neuronal Interactions in Epilepsy. “This collaboration brings together great strengths on campus, excellence in mouse genetics and outstanding expertise in neurophysiology and engineering,” says Tvrdik. READ MORE