Welcome to the BRANE lab!

Our Mission

We aim to improve the lives of individuals suffering from Addiction through research on the behavioral and neural mechanisms contributing to substance use disorder and the development of novel interventions. We are affiliated with the Clinical Program and Human Neuroimaging Group (HNG) in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience.

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BRANE Lab Statement on Anti-Racism

In the BRANE Lab, we believe that diversity is essential to conducting good science. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive and supportive of all people, including Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and all those who are currently underrepresented in our field. We unequivocally denounce racism of all kinds, and we acknowledge the role of racism in the development and perpetuation of addiction as a mental and public health issue. We are committed to conducting research that contributes to the health and well-being of disadvantaged and marginalized groups.

As a group of primarily white individuals, we recognize our lab currently does not reflect the UNC student population nor the broader community. We are actively recruiting students from underrepresented groups, both graduate and undergraduate, who are interested in joining our lab.


Girman Family Donation

May 17th, 2023

We’re hiring!

May 19th, 2023

Happy Graduation to Zander!

May 14th, 2023

Louisa Successfully Proposes Dissertation

May 9th, 2023

Paulina Successfully Proposes Master’s Thesis

May 8th, 2023

CPA 2023

April 1st,2023

ABCT 2022

December 1st,2022

Fall Semester Kick Off!

September 12th,2022