collage of research images from the cmb

In Memoriam: Karim Najm, CMB Undergraduate Researcher – Miller Lab

The parents of Karim Najm, who for the past two and a half years was a distinguished undergraduate researcher in the CMB in the Miller Lab, have established a student research award in his name. Contributions can be made via the link in the page below.

Karim Najm portrait

Karim Majdi Abou Najm Memorial Undergraduate Student Research Award

$900K NSF Grant to Help Researchers Probe the Cognitive Brain Mechanisms Behind Free Will

Funded by a three-year $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Distinguished Professor George R. Mangun, director of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, is launching a project to better understand the cognitive mechanisms behind realistic voluntary attention, or attention directed by an individual’s free will. The project will be conducted in collaboration with engineering colleagues at the University of Florida.

Videos Available

On February 24, 2023, the Center of Mind and Brain, along with the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute hosted Out of the Lab and Into the World: The Next Chapter of Contemplative Science. Videos are now available



Sergey Stavisky wins 2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Sergey Stavisky, assistant professor in UC Davis Health's Department of Neurological Surgery and an affiliate faculty member at the Center for Mind and Brain, has been selected by the National Institutes of Health to receive a 2022 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.The NIH awards this grant to exceptionally creative early career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects in the biomedical, behavioral or social sciences. Besides the recognition, the award provides $2.3 million over five years for selected early career researchers.