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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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Shaina Sta. Cruz, a student researcher at the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, authored her first publication in the journal Neuroinformatics.


Spotlight on Jonathan Vanhoecke, Keck School of Medicine of USC


Spotlight on Elizabeth Haddad, Keck School of Medicine of USC


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.