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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.

Directors' Welcome to the BBI

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

Brain and Behavior Initiative partners with Arena Stage

Free night out for students to see the play Smart People, courtesy of BBI and the UMD Division of Research. More »

UMD Researchers Make Strides in Schizophrenia Diagnosis Research

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

Disruption & Opportunity: Technology Risks in a Fast-Paced Global Technology World

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

NACS Seminar: Dr. Zubair Ahmed, Calcium/Integrin binding protein 2 essential for hearing, vision

March 31, 2017 10:15 a.m. Bioscience Research Building 1103 More»

NACS Seminar: Dr Eiling Yee, Fluid Semantics: Semantic knowledge is experience-based and dynamic

April 7, 2017 10:15 a.m. Bioscience Research Building 1103 More»

NACS Seminar: Dr. David Brainard, Color and material perception in the service of naturalistic tasks

April 14, 2017 10:15 a.m. Bioscience Research Building 1103 More»