Join the Team

The Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity Laboratory is always looking for exceptional students and personnel to join the team. We are currently looking for graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year and we are still accepting applications from undergraduate students to work on various projects. More information on these training opportunities can be found below.

Graduate Students

Located in Miami, FIU is Florida’s fastest growing public research university, the fourth largest university in the nation, and one of nation’s largest Hispanic-Serving Institutions. The Cognitive Neuroscience Program is part of a campus-wide initiative to further develop brain research and brain education through interdisciplinary collaborations.

At FIU, the Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity (NBC) Laboratory, directed by Dr. Angela Laird (Department of Physics) and co-directed by Dr. Matthew Sutherland (Department of Psychology), provides students with a truly interdisciplinary training environment. The NBC Laboratory focuses on understanding activity within and interactions between brain regions in healthy individuals and those diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and diseases. Research in the NBC Laboratory is centered around magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with emphasis on the development of neuroimaging data analysis tools, the impact of drug abuse on human brain function, and the brain mechanisms associated with student learning during STEM training. Funded through grants from the NIH and NSF, the NBC Laboratory is seeking motivated and energetic individuals to join the group.

The graduate admissions cycle for the 2016-2017 academic year has ended. More information about FIU’s Cognitive Neuroscience Doctoral Program in Psychology and admission for the upcoming academic year is available at http://cn.fiu.edu.

 

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students working in the NBC Lab may contribute to one of several ongoing projects. These research activities may include assisting with literature searches, and/or the collection, processing, and analysis of neuroimaging (fMRI) data. As this typically necessitates extensive training, a commitment of at least three semesters is needed to take full advantage of these research opportunities.

The NBC Lab focuses on understanding activity within and interactions between brain regions in healthy individuals and those diagnosed with psychiatric disorders and diseases. Research in the Lab focuses on the development of neuroimaging data analysis tools, the impact of drugs abuse on brain function, and the brain mechanisms associated with student learning during STEM training. The NBC Lab, directed by Dr. Angela Laird (Department of Physics) and Dr. Matthew Sutherland (Department of Psychology) provides students with a truly interdisciplinary training environment. Such training is geared to those students who wish to pursue graduate training in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

Interested students should download and complete the following application: NBC Lab RA Application. Please send completed applications by email to neurolab@fiu.edu. Your application materials should be attached to an email with the following subject line: “NBC Lab undergraduate research application.”

Recommended Reading for Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining the NBC Lab or would like to better understand the research we do, please read through these papers: NBC Lab Recommended Reading

You can find PDFs of the listed papers here: NBC Lab Reading