Brown Institute for Brain Science


The Brown Institute for Brain Science brings together more than 100 faculty members spanning life and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, humanities, and medicine. BIBS fosters interdisciplinary research around three themes:

BIBS supports core facilities, provides seed funding for early, high-risk projects, advances undergraduategraduate, and postdoctoral research training, and serves as a portal for brain-related graduate programs.

Brown University 250th Anniversary Fall Celebration Forum:
The Human Brain: Research and Its Impact on our Everyday Lives

One of several Fall Celebration Forums featuring Brown alumni and faculty and aligning with the core elements of Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown, the University’s strategic plan recently approved by the Corporation. Forum participants included Ricardo Dolmetsch ’90, Global Head of Neuroscience, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research; Galen Henderson MD’93, Director, Neurocritical Care and Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School; and Melanie Leitner, PhD ’93, Associate Director, Clinical Research, ALS iHub, Biogen Idec, Inc. Diane Lipscombe ADE’00 hon., P’14, Professor of Neuroscience and Interim Director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, facilitated the discussion.