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:

  1. Encourage collaboration among the next generation of scientists and clinicians, and
  2. Promote community outreach and education on neurodegenerative diseases.

Current Co-Chairs:
Morgan Coburn (Mathew Blurton-Jones lab)
Navneet Hakhu (Daniel Gillen lab)
Ashley Keiser, PhD (Marcelo Woods lab)
Amanda McQuade (Mathew Blurton-Jones lab)
Michael Neel (Edwin Monuki lab)
Michelle Nuno (Daniel Gillen lab)
Marina Ritchie (Joshua Grill lab)
Mary Ryan (Daniel Gillen lab)
Nicole Schartz, PhD (Andrea Tenner lab)

Previous Chairs:
Stefania Forner, PhD (Frank LaFerla lab)
Natalie Sashkin Goldberg, PhD (Mathew Blurton-Jones lab)
Samuel Marsh, PhD (Mathew Blurton-Jones lab)
Alessandra Martini, PhD (Frank LaFerla lab)
Sarah Royer (Aileen Anderson lab)

Morgan Coburn

Navneet Hakhu

Ashley Keiser, PhD

Amanda McQuade

Michael Neel

Michelle Nuno

Tiffany Petrisko, PhD

Marina Ritchie

Mary Ryan

Nicole Schartz, 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 11th Annual Emerging Scientist Symposium on February 21, 2020, featured a keynote lecture from Carol Barnes, PhD, Regents’ Professor of Psychology, Neurology, and Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

Previous keynote symposium speakers include Cori Bargmann, PhD from Rockefeller University and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leslie Thompson, PhD from UCI, 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