Research and Education in Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders, or REMIND,  is a campus organization led by UCI MIND predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. REMIND aims to encourage collaboration among the next generation of scientists and clinicians and to promote community outreach and education on neurodegenerative diseases.

Faculty Advisor:
Joshua Grill, PhD

Current Co-Chairs:
Stefania Forner, PhD
Alessandra Martini, PhD
Sarah Royer

Previous Co-Chairs:
Natalie Sashkin Goldberg, PhD
Samuel Marsh, PhD

Emerging Scientists Symposium

REMIND co-chairs organize an annual symposium where predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees in neurodegenerative disease research at UCI have the opportunity to present their work to faculty, staff, and students. The event includes invited trainee presentations, poster competitions and awards, and distinguished speakers from across the country.

The 9th Annual Emerging Scientist Symposium on March 30, 2018, featured Leslie Thompson, PhD, UCI Chancellor’s Professor and internationally renowned Huntington’s disease researcher, who discussed multi-omics and induced pluripotent stem cells as strategies for uncovering neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.

Previous speakers have included Marc Diamond, MD from UT Southwestern, Rudy Tanzi, PhD from Harvard University, Rusty Gage, PhD from the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, Li-Huei-Tsai, PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Clive Svendsen, PhD from Cedars-Sinai, Valina Dawson, PhD from Johns Hopkins, and Jeanne Loring, PhD from The Scripps Research Institute.

STEAM Outreach Council

REMIND is an active member of the UCI STEAM Outreach Council, an initiative led by the Beall Center for Art + Technology that aims to engage K-12 students from local under-resourced public schools in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. REMIND trainees have led brain education workshops for over 300 middle and high school students in Orange County.

To learn more about upcoming REMIND activities and opportunities for involvement, email