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.


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Lipscombe appointed to direct Brown Institute for Brain Science

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University has named Diane Lipscombe, professor of neuroscience, to lead the Brown Institute for Brain Science in its multidisciplinary mission of advancing research, technology and education in areas ranging from basic science to the clinic. A scientist, researcher and award-winning teacher, Lipscombe has served as interim director of BIBS since January 2015.

BIBS comprises a community of 120 scholars at the University and in its affiliated hospitals. Multidisciplinary by nature, the Institute includes not only psychiatrists, neuroscientists, neurologists and psychologists, but also faculty members in engineering, biology, mathematics and the humanities. Lipscombe will oversee day-to-day operations, provide intellectual leadership for the community of scholars and represent the Institute around Brown and the world.