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.

Correspondence Between Perceived Pubertal Development and Hormone Levels in 9-10 Year-Olds From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study
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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 students Jessica Flannery, Lauren Hill-Bowen, and Ranjita Poudel were awarded pilot seed grant funds for two new research projects.

Posted 03 Dec 2019

NBC Lab personnel Jessica Flannery, Matthew Sutherland, Michael Riedel, Ranjita Poudel and Angela Laird published an empirical article in the peer reviewed, high-impact journal.

Posted 16 Oct 2019

Drs. Michael Tobia, Matthew Sutherland, and Angela Laird were awarded funding to investigate health disparities among aging individuals.

Posted 14 Aug 2019

Drs. Matthew Sutherland and Michael Riedel are NIH Loan Repayment Program awardees

Posted 14 Aug 2019

Katie and Taylor receive Trainee Travel Awards for the 2019 BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

Posted 13 Apr 2019