The goal of the Institute for Brain and Neuroscience Research (IBNR) is to promote research and training in neuroscience and neural engineering, and to provide an overall contact point for neuroscience initiatives at NJIT. IBNR encompasses basic, applied and translational neuroscience research of faculty members from a number of NJIT departments in the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) and the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA).

IBNR has two primary aims: to promote high quality interdisciplinary research by developing synergies among research groups, and to train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in an interdisciplinary environment so that they can compete in the academic and industry markets.

The research goals of IBNR focus on fostering collaborations through seed grants and sponsoring of graduate students involved in interdisciplinary research. The IBNR runs a neuroscience-themed seminar series and sponsors a program to support visiting research scholars at NJIT, both for short durations and for sabbatical leaves.

The training program of IBNR is currently under development and involves three components. IBNR is in the process of establishing an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Neuroscience and Neural Engineering; IBNR promotes multidisciplinary undergraduate research across different Labs, Centers and research groups; IBNR will sponsor a training workshop series for postdoctoral scholars.

In our vision, the research and training components of IBNR work jointly to promote excellence in research and training in basic and applied neuroscience by supporting the interests of faculty and students of NJIT.

Namas Chandra, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and co-Director

Farzan Nadim, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology and co-Director