Inaugurated in 2016 under the leadership of Executive Director Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., the FAU Brain Institute is a physical and programmatic embodiment of the FAU Neuroscience Pillar, which serves to focus academic research investment in areas with greatest potential impact across the multiple dimensions of the institution, Strategic Plan.
The Brain Institute supports research, education and community outreach, with efforts spanning all of the FAU campuses. The Brain Institute administrative home is on the FAU MacArthur campus in Jupiter, Florida that also houses the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and the Scripps Florida Research Institute.
The Brain Institute supports state-of-the-art research and innovative educational activities of more than 100 neuroscience faculty-level investigators located at FAU and affiliate research centers, and is the sponsor for the FAU Neuroscience Student Organization. Collectively, we seek to unlock the secrets of brain development, function and plasticity and how the mechanisms uncovered can be compromised to drive devastating brain disorders such as Autism, Schizophrenia, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Brain Institute Research Scholars
The FAU Brain Institute welcomes its inaugural class of post-baccalaureate scholars. Three students will pursue full-time research in the labs of mentors Janet Robishaw, Ph.D., Ken Dawson-Scully, Ph.D. and Randy Blakely, Ph.D., prior to entering FAU as medical students, read more.
Room 107, MC-17
5353 Parkside Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Boca Raton campus
Room 103A, SE-43
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
FAU Brain Institute