Welcome to LSU MIND! We are the newly-founded Multidisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience Discovery at Louisiana State University.

The field of neuroscience addresses fundamental questions about the organization and function of the nervous system, as well as changes that occur as a result of development, experience, injury, and disease. Increasing our understanding of such phenomena poises us to recognize and promote adaptive patterns in behavior and neurological function, to the benefit of our local community and the greater population. Our mission is to coordinate and strengthen research, training, and community outreach opportunities related to neuroscience at LSU.

Check out LSU's new undergraduate neuroscience club, SYNAPSE LSU!

Click here to view our cover feature in LSU Research Magazine’s 2019-2020 issue on convergence


News Highlights:  Introducing the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience!

We are very pleased to announce that a group of MIND members, led by Dr. Alexander Murashov, have successfully reactivated the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

On March 8, 2024, we held the Inaugural Chapter Symposium,  Bringing Minds Together,  at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  The event was attended by 126 participants from various departments and schools, including LSU A&M, PBRC, HRSA/NHDP, Southern University, LSU New Orleans, Tulane, and Xavier University, and featured a keynote address from Dr. Nicolas G. Bazan form the LSU School of Medicine. 

The image gallery below features some highlights from the event.  LSU MIND is thrilled to partner with SfN to further our mission of coordinating and strengthening neuroscience research at LSU and our surrounding community.

Bri Cairney, a doctoral student in Dr. Heather Lucas' Brain and Memory Lab, received the Best Student Oral Presentation award Society for Neuroscience Baton Rouge Chapter Council Members from left to right: Dr. Ethan Anderson, Dr. Melissa Beck, Dr. Alexander Murashov, Dr. Oluwagbemiga D DadeMatthews, Dr. Juhee Haam, Dr. Heike Muenzberg-Gruening, Dr. Christopher Cox, Taylor Gauss, Dr. Arend W Van Gemmert, Dr. Paul Soto.Dr. Nicolas G. Bazan delivering the. keynote speechLeft to right: Tom Tomshe, Brandon Eich, Dr. Heather Lucas, Dr. Melissa Beck, Dr. Hanane Ramzaoui