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UR Researcher Finds Unexpected Connection with Rare Disease

UR Researcher Finds Unexpected Connection with Rare Disease

Tufikameni Brima, Ph.D. has dedicated much of her career to understanding how brain processes differ in children and adults with genetic neurodevelopmental disabilities. Brima is a research assistant professor in the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory (CNL) in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and her work is centered on two rare genetic disorders — Rett syndrome and Batten Disease.

Student Spotlight: Adnan Hirad

Student Spotlight: Adnan Hirad

Adnan Hirad is an M.D. / Ph.D. trainee in the UR Medical Scientist Training Program. He was recently the first author of a study published in Science Advances in August 2019 that identifies a single region of the brain that can be used to examine the impact of a concussion or repeated hits to the head.

Q&A with Farran Briggs, Ph.D.

Q&A with Farran Briggs, Ph.D.

Farran Briggs, Ph.D., joined the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience in 2017 as an associate professor in the Departments of Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and the Center for Visual Sciences. Her work focuses on the neuronal circuits in the visual system, and how attention affects the brain's ability to process visual information.

New Frontiers in Neuroimaging

New Frontiers in Neuroimaging

The Center for Advanced Brain Imaging and Neurophysiology (CABIN) provides researchers, across a myriad of disciplines, new insight into the human brain. Read about professors in the School of Nursing, Department of Neurology, and Department of Psychology who are harnessing state-of-the-art technology and data science to advance our knowledge of the brain's structure, functions, and network of connections.

3 Engineers Walk into a Cocktail Party

3 Engineers Walk into a Cocktail Party

How do humans solve the “cocktail party problem,” through selective listening? And what happens when someone’s brain can’t cut out the clutter? These are the questions that a few biomedical engineer-neuroscientist hybrids at URMC are trying to answer.