BRAINS Symposium

Broadening Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience
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The BRAINS logo, based on the two halves of a brain, one half is orange and the other half is blue with arrows point in all directions to represent diversity BRAINS acronym


Landing page with links to pages for the Program Team, Advisory Boards, and Panelists and Speakers

The BRAINS program is managed and supported by a collection of individuals dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion in neuroscience.

Program Team: The Program Team is includes the Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigators, and program staff who jointly manage the program's overall direction and facilitate its day-to-day-operations.

National Advisory Board: The National Advisory Board includes 11 individuals who have a wide range of expertise ranging from neuroscience faculty to programmatic and diversity in science and engineering experts to faculty of color experts.

Panelists and Speakers: Each BRAINS Symposium will include a group of 12-15 senior scientists to offer both formal and informal opportunities for mentorship and networking, including diverse perspectives on developing successful scientific careers.

Evaluation Team: The Center for Evaluation and Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) is serving as the project evaluator. CERSE has prior experience evaluating a number of other federally funded diversity-focused programs. For more information about CERSE, please visit their website at

Photos: three photos of BRAINS participants conversing

Last updated November 8, 2016

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