brain circuits

Tallie Z. Baram

UCI awarded grant to study sex-specific brain pathway responses to stress

UCI has been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the sex-specific differences in circuits that connect the brain’s stress and reward centers. Building on the earlier discovery of how brain circuit operation is disrupted by exposure to early-life adversity, researchers will study the emergence of gender as […]

Tallie Z. Baram

Early-life stress can disrupt maturation of brain’s reward circuits, promoting disorders

UC Irvine discovery offers new therapeutic target for treating mental illness

Xiangmin Xu

UCI wins 5-year, $14M NIH grant to study brain circuits susceptible to aging, Alzheimer’s disease

Findings will advance development of better early diagnostic tools, new treatment strategies

Dr. Tallie Z. Baram

UCI research finds parents’ unpredictable behavior may impair optimal brain circuit formation

Disrupted development increases vulnerability to mental illness, substance abuse