The Neuroinformatics and Brain Connectivity (NBC) Laboratory is a cognitive neuroimaging research lab based at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, led by Drs. Angela Laird and Matthew Sutherland.

The NBC Lab is located on FIU’s MMC Campus in the Academic Health Center 4 building (AHC-4 Room 380).

The NBC Lab uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), combined with functional connectivity, meta-analysis, and neuroinformatics approaches, to study the functional organization of the human brain.

Our work focuses on understanding brain function in the context of substance use, adolescent development, and educational learning. To achieve these goals, we embrace open science principles and adopt best practices to promote reproducible neuroimaging results. If you would like to know more about specific projects, you are welcome to visit us on GitHub and the Open Science Framework. For more about the NBC Lab, please see our Lab Handbook.

Miami is a vibrant, multicultural, and multilingual urban metropolis. Collectively, the NBC Lab seeks to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment that provides opportunities to support a diverse group of trainees, while engaging with participant groups who have been historically underrepresented in research, including communities of color.

Published 25 Jun 2022
[PREPRINT] NiMARE: Neuroimaging Meta-Analysis Research Environment
Salo T, Yarkoni T, Nichols TE, Poline JB, Bilgel M, Bottenhorn KL, Jarecka D, Kent JD, Kimbler A, Nielson DM, Oudyk KM, Peraza JA, Pérez A, Reeders PC, Yanes JA, Laird AR, NeuroLibre (2022).
Published 13 Jun 2022
Alexithymia mediates the association between childhood trauma and adolescent E-cigarette use
Sutherland BD, Fallah-Sohy N, Kopera M, Jakubczyk A, Sutherland MT, Trucco EM, Drug Alcohol Depend 236 :109500 (2022).
Published 16 May 2022
How do individuals with high functioning autism spectrum disorder perform social processing?
How do adolescents perform effort-based decision making?
What can we learn from dense sampling of individuals?
A Python package for neuroimaging meta-analysis that provides a shared syntax for a range for algorithms.
A new frontend for Brainspell and a resource to facilitate neuroimaging meta-analysis.
How does electronic cigarette use affect youths during development?

Graduate student Brianna Pankey has successfully defended her dissertation

Posted 03 Nov 2021

Graduate student Katie Bottenhorn has successfully defended her dissertation

Posted 24 Jun 2021

Graduate student Ranjita Poudel has successfully defended her dissertation

Posted 21 Jun 2021

Dr. Laird, Katie Bottenhorn, and Taylor Salo teach in the OHBM Educational Course on meta-analysis.

Posted 03 Jun 2021

Graduate student Jessica Flannery has successfully defended her dissertation

Posted 28 May 2021