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Our Mission

The mission of the Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences (CT IBACS) is to serve as both a beacon and incubator for research across the brain and cognitive sciences at UConn and beyond; promoting and supporting the interdisciplinary science of the mind and its realization in biological and artificial systems.

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“Anyone could, if they were so inclined, be the sculptor of their own brain.”
― Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Upcoming Events

  1. 7/6 PhD Dissertation Defense
  2. 7/7 Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense Of Lauren Gannon
  3. 7/7 EEB Ph.D. Defense: Susan McEvoy
  4. 7/11 Doctoral Dissertation Oral Defense of Christos Christopoulos
  5. 7/13 Deadline to Announce Summer 2022 Dissertation Defense
  6. 7/26 BACE1 And Y-Secretase Symposium


  • Photo Announcing Educational Playcare Fellowship

Six Short Films Profiling IBACS-Affiliated University Researchers

  • Gerry Altmann