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“Understanding the brain in all its complexity is impossible for any group to accomplish in isolation.”
-Arthur Toga, Director

We’ve built a diverse team of neurobiologists, mathematicians, and computer scientists, and a worldwide network of collaborators sharing data. Our goal is to increase the pace of discovery in neuroscience by better understanding how the brain works when it’s healthy and what goes wrong in disease.

Our facility houses two advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners for data acquisition: a Magnetom Prisma 3T and a Magnetom Terra 7T.

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LONI’s onsite data center features state-of-the-art security technology and can store more than four petabytes of brain imaging data.

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Our Scientific Visualization Group creates elegant maps and animations to illustrate brain structure and function.

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Latest News

04/22/2019

This spring, researchers at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute have published new studies exploring Alzheimer’s disease, connectivity in the mammalian brain and new noninvasive imaging techniques.

04/15/2019

LONI's medical animator, Jim Stanis, won second place in the NIH BRAIN Initiative's 2019 video contest! His animation depicts 3D diffusion tractography, a modeling technique that maps connections in the brain.

Watch the winning video here.

Read more about the other contest winners here.

03/21/2019

After months of hard work, dozens of students from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School presented their original research projects at the annual Bravo-USC Science and Engineering Fair on March 4 to a panel of judges from USC, UCLA and other institutions.

03/04/2019

INI master's student and radiation oncology specialist Faisal Rashid recently became the LAPD’s first Bangladeshi sworn officer through its reserve program