Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute

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About the Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute

The Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute concept is ideally aligned with the national mandate for greater translation of basic research from the lab bench to the patient's bedside. 

In a bold effort to link basic science breakthroughs in the laboratory to clinical benefits at the bedside, Augusta University launched the Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute (BBDI) on July 1, 2008.

With strong support from Augusta University and the University System of Georgia, the BBDI brings together nationally recognized scientists and clinicians who unlock the mysteries of major illnesses, such as schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.

BBDI assembles faculty from basic and clinical departments - as well as several centers and institutes within Augusta University - and serves as a natural platform for collaborations with other leading neuroscience institutions across the country.

It is the goal of the BBDI to create an exciting, highly interactive environment for cutting-edge research and to make discoveries that will bring great benefits to a great many people. The BBDI will also serve as a magnet for philanthropy with individuals and foundations who have an interest in finding the causes and cures for numerous neurological and behavioral disorders that have adversely impacted their families and communities.


*David C. Hess (M.D.) & Joe Z. Tsien (PhD.) (Co-Directors/BBDI)

Name lists from BBDI's website are all organized alphabetically.