Brainy Days – A Celebration of Neuroscience

"Brainy Days” celebrates neuroscience with events throughout the month of March to educate and engage our community about the benefits of brain research. Here is our event listing for 2018 "Brainy Days". Check back for our 2019 schedule!

For Our Community:

Dates Event Speaker or Host Locations Time
Friday, Mar. 2, 2018 Brains & Bites, “Brain Health: From Childhood into Adulthood” Refreshments provided, RSVP to Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. College of Medicine, Rm 130, Boca Campus 12-1pm
Sunday, Mar. 4, 2018 Palm Beach Autism Speaks Walk FAU Brain Institute's Neurosquad Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach 9am Registration & 10:30am Walk
Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 Engaging Brains: Opportunities in Brain Education and Health Neuroscience Student Organization (NSO) SE Building, first floor foyer, Boca Campus 10am-2pm
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 "The Opioid Crisis" Lynn Hankes, Ph.D. PC151, Osher LLI, Jupiter Campus 12-1:30pm
Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 "Scientists Tackling the Opioid Crisis” immediately following "The Opioid Crisis" Laura Bohn, Ph.D., Larry Toll, Ph.D., Janet Robishaw, Ph.D. PC151, Osher LLI, Jupiter Campus 1:45-3pm
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 “Is it a Quirk or a Personality Disorder?” Bert Diament, Ph.D. Osher LLI Auditorium, Jupiter Campus 7-8:30pm
Friday Mar. 23, 2018 Brains & Bites, “Can a Mouse have ADHD, and How Would We Know if it Did?” Refreshments provided, RSVP to Randy Blakely, Ph.D. College of Science, Rm TBA, Boca Campus 12-1 pm
Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 Illuminating Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Melissa E. Murray, Ph.D., Jim Galvin, Ph.D. AD119, Wilkes Honors College, Jupiter Campus 2-3 pm
Friday, Mar. 30, 2018 Brains and Bites, “What is Different about the Autistic Brain, and Can we Treat it?” Refreshments provided, RSVP to Gavin Rumbaugh, Ph.D. PC151, Osher LLI, Jupiter Campus 12-1pm
Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018 "Brain Blitz" hands-on brain fun for kids. FAU Brain Institute, ASCEND Program South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Stiles-Nicolson STEM Education Center, West Palm Beach 10am–2pm

For Neuroscientists: 

Dates Event Speaker or Host Locations Time
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 Special Neuroscience Seminar, "Of Mice and Men…and Worms: Regulators of Neuronal Plasticity and Neurodegeneration" Aism Beg, Ph.D. MC17, Rm 119, Jupiter Campus 12-1pm
Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 Tri-institutional Postdoc Symposium (TIPS) Audrey Bonnan, Ph.D., Nathaniel Noyes, Ph.D. MC17, Rm 119, Jupiter Campus 4-5pm
Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 Brainy Days Keynote Lecture, "Receptors, Synapses and Memories" Richard Huganir, Ph.D. Scripps Fink Auditorium, Jupiter Campus 4pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 FAU Neuroscience Seminar, “MMP-9, an Extracellular Protease at the Synapse: Linking Brain to Mind” Leszek Kaczmarek , Ph.D. MC17, Rm 119, Jupiter Campus 4pm
Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018 FAU Neuroscience Seminar, “Network Inhibition Hypothesis: Depressed Subcortical Function in Seizures” Hal Blumenfeld, Ph.D. College of Medicine, BC-17, Rm126, Boca Campus 4-5pm
Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2018 College of Medicine Distinguished Lecture Series, "A Novel Cognitive Stress Test, Brain Biomarkers and Early Detection of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease" David Loewenstein, Ph.D. College of Medicine, Rm 130, Boca Campus 4pm


For more information, contact Nicole Baganz, Ph.D. at or (561) 799-8559.