UCI Brain Circuit | Monthly E-newsletter

Dear colleagues,

Many brain-related events have been postponed as we transition to a remote learning and working environment. As you know, much of our community’s research has been put on hold during this unprecedented time. While we adjust to the new remote environment, we would like to share some resources to support your research.

Also, to foster community during this time, we will increase social media presence. Follow us, tag us, or use #ucibrain to begin a conversation.




It is important to remember that we will get through this. We will connect, collaborate, and make world-changing discoveries again soon. Stay healthy and safe.


Michael A. Yassa Ph.D.
Director, UCI Brain Initiative

Resources Available

April 16, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

After careful consideration, the UCI Brain Initiative has decided to offer their Dimensions Training Session via a virtual format. An in-person option will be available in the fall. These training sessions are designed to help users better understand the interface, the capabilities, and opportunities in Dimensions. Participants are encouraged to apply for Dimensions access prior to attending the training session. Learn More


Premium Access to Dimensions for COVID-19 Research

This year, the UCI Brain Initiative launched their Dimensions Team Science Portal to help support interdisciplinary brain research at UCI. During this unprecedented time, Dimensions and the Initiative would like to extend access to this platform to those facilitating solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. There are two options available:

  • Updated daily: COVID-19 Data Export File – This file will give researchers access to the latest publications, clinical trials, and datasets on COVID-19. Available in Google Sheet and as a CSV file.
  • Premium Dimensions Access – UCI Brain would like to offer COVID-19 researchers who need information beyond the datasets above premium access to the Dimensions platform. Fill out this form to request access.

Visit brain.uci.edu/covid19 for an updated list of resources

In the News

Working Memory Podcast Episode with Michael Yassa, PhD
March 13, 2020

CNLM Hosts Virtual 2020 Brain Awareness Week
March 16, 2020

How to keep up with the coronavirus news without losing your mind
March 18, 2020

Videos Now Available: UCI Brain Launch Event
March 23, 2020

This brain protein may put the brakes on Alzheimer’s disease
March 20, 2020

UCI researcher receives $3.5 million grant to study older adults diagnosed with dementia
March 24, 2020

New Positions

The UCI Brain community is expanding. Below are a few of the open positions at UCI. Visit our website to view all positions and to submit your open position for inclusion on our website.

Faculty Position:
2020-2021 Psychological Science Lecturer
Department of Psychological Science
Final Date: February 17th, 2021

Clinical Psychology Associate or Full Professor
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Final Date: Mar 31st, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellows / Project Scientists Positions:

Postdoctoral Scholar – Metabolic Change in Alzheimer’s Neurons
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Final Date: June 30th, 2020

Postdoctoral Neuroscience/Epilepsy Research Positions
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Final Date: June 30th, 2020

Research Staff Positions:

Study Coordinator in Sleep and Cognition Lab
Department of Cognitive Sciences
Specialist Series – Neurocircuitry in Adolescents
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Final Date: June 30th, 2020