UCI Brain Circuit | July E-newsletter

Dear colleagues,

The Black Lives Matter movement has inspired a worldwide response and we support the conversation and effort to address anti-Black systemic racism at UCI and beyond.

I encourage you to explore the resource materials we have put together through the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, including a 24-page report from the Dismantling System Racism Town Hall meeting attended by more than 500 participants.

This meeting spurred the formation of working groups to begin the necessary process of dismantling systemic racism at UCI. I invite you to apply to join a working group to lend your voice, talent, and resolve to become a part of the solution.

I am also pleased to announce that the UCI Brain Initiative has been renewed for a third year of funding. We’d like to thank Interim Provost Dr. Hal Stern for his vision and support for the Initiative.

In the coming year, we will continue to provide grassroots support to interdisciplinary brain research, host engaging workshops & community events, and sponsor educational opportunities for our students, staff, faculty, and community. Dr. Stern congratulated those involved in the Initiative and said, “Bringing together a campuswide network of faculty and researchers focused in the area of neuroscience has been a valuable contribution to campus, and we look forward to seeing continued progress in this area.”

To our faculty advisory committee, staff and vibrant community, I would like to say thank you for helping to make UCI a trailblazer in interdisciplinary research, outreach, and education.


Michael A. Yassa Ph.D.
Director, UCI Brain Initiative
 town hall reportanti racism mailing listworking group

Upcoming Events

UCI Brain sends out a monthly digest of upcoming brain­-related events, news and positions from units across campus. Check out the complete event calendar and submit your event.

June 30, 2020
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the Conte Center in this upcoming seminar by Mar Sanchez, Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine, where she will be presenting her latest research on brain development and adversity. Learn More

July 10, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nicole C. Berchtold, Ph,D., associate project scientist at UCI MIND, will be answering questions live on the effects of exercise on the brain. Learn More

In the News

in the news 1
SfN Webinar – Black Lives Matter and Neuroscience: Why This Moment Matters
June 26, 2020

in the news 2Video Resources on Addiction Research
June 25, 2020

in the news 3The History and Future of Brain Research
June 22, 2020

in the news 4A message from Dr. Oswald Steward
June 17, 2020

in the news 55 Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory, According to Experts
June 1, 2020

in hte news 6Neuroscience and the arts
June 1, 2020

in the news 7Video Resources: Neuroimaging
May 26, 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 Pool Ad
Department of Psychological Science
Final Date: February 17th, 2021

Postdoctoral Fellows / Project Scientists Positions:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neural Signal Processing
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Final Date: September 30th, 2020
Postdoctoral Scholar – In Vivo Electrophysiology and Memory
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Final Date: February 28th, 2021

Research Staff Positions:

Preclinical and Translational Imaging Center MRI Technician
Department of Pediatrics
Open Date
Assistant Project Scientist (MBJ)
Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders
Final Date: July 3rd, 2020