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.

TE-dependent analysis of multi-echo fMRI with tedana
DuPre EM, Salo T, Ahmed Z, Bandettini PA, Bottenhorn KL, Caballero-Gaudes C, Dowdle LT, Gonzalez-Castillo J, Heunis H, Kundu P, Laird AR, Markello R, Markiewicz CJ, Moia S, Staden I, Teves JB, Uruñuela E, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Whitaker K, Handwerker DA, Journal of Open Source Software (2021).
Published 12 Oct 2021
Published 15 Sep 2021
Neural response to monetary loss among youth with disruptive behavior disorders and callous-unemotional traits in the ABCD study
Byrd AL, Hawes SW, Waller R, Delgado MR, Sutherland MT, Dick AS, Trucco EM, Riedel MC, Pacheco-Colon I, Laird AR, Gonzalez R, Neuroimage Clin 32 :102810 (2021).
Published 01 Sep 2021
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 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

The virtual ABCD-ReproNim course has successfully completed its first year!

Posted 12 Mar 2021