REMIND

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.

Emerging Scientists Symposium

The REMIND committee 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.

Previous keynote symposium speakers include Drs. Carol Barnes from University of Arizona, Cori Bargmann from Rockefeller University and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leslie Thompson from UC Irvine, Marc Diamond from UT Southwestern, Rudy Tanzi from Harvard University, Rusty Gage from the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences, Li-Huei Tsai from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Clive Svendsen from Cedars-Sinai, Valina Dawson from Johns Hopkins, and Jeanne Loring from The Scripps Research Institute.

13th Annual Emerging Scientists Symposium

Dear UCI colleagues,

We are excited to announce that the 13th Annual Emerging Scientists Symposium has been rescheduled to occur on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Pacific Ballroom D, UCI Student Center & Event Services. Please join REMIND and UCI MIND with keynote speaker, Cynthia Lemere, PhD, HMS Associate Professor at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Her talk is titled, “New mouse models to ask old questions about the role of complement in Alzheimer’s disease.”

Register and submit abstract HERE by Thursday, March 17, 2022

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars involved in research associated with memory impairments and neurological disorders are invited to submit abstracts for the poster competition. A selection of abstracts will be considered for 15-min oral presentations.

Questions? Please email remind@uci.edu.

Please share this with your colleagues and students. We look forward to you joining us.

Best regards,

REMIND Committee of UCI MIND

(Research and Education in Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders) 


UCI MIND  – Beall Scholar Program

Launched in 2021, the UCI MIND – Beall Scholar Program engages racially and ethnically diverse students from local high schools in research and education on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to inspire future academic and career choices in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), especially geriatric healthcare and research. This program aims to provide skills and experiences that enhance these students’ opportunities and wherewithal when applying to college, especially for majors focused on aging, neuroscience, and healthcare. For more information, email remind@uci.edu.

Application deadline extended through May 2nd, 2022.

Click here to apply >


STEAM Outreach Council

UCI MIND and REMIND are members 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 public schools in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. REMIND trainees have led brain education workshops for over 500 middle and high school students in Orange County.

To learn more about upcoming REMIND activities and opportunities for involvement, email remind@uci.edu.

Active Committee Chairs:
Olivia Bernstein (Gillen lab)
Franklin Garcia, PhD (Wood lab)
Navneet Hakhu (Gillen/Grill lab)
Arunima Kapoor (Nation lab)
Ashley Keiser, PhD (Wood lab)
Thuy Lu (Gillen lab)
Michael Neel (Monuki lab)
Mikaela Nishida (Gillen lab)
Gema Olivarria (Lane lab)
Tiffany Petrisko, PhD (Tenner lab)
Vaisakh Puthusseryppady, PhD (Chrastil lab)
Marina Ritchie (Gillen/Grill lab)
Isabel Rivera (Busciglio lab)
Jessica Sanchez, MS (Blurton-Jones lab)

Past Chairs:
Stefania Forner, PhD (LaFerla lab)
Natalie Sashkin Goldberg, PhD (Blurton-Jones lab)
Angela Gomez, PhD (Tenner lab)
Samuel Marsh, PhD (Blurton-Jones lab)
Alessandra Martini, PhD (LaFerla lab)
Amanda McQuade (Blurton-Jones lab)
Michelle Nuno, PhD (Gillen/Grill lab)
Sarah Royer (Anderson lab)
Mary Ryan (Gillen/Grill lab)
Nicole Schartz, PhD (Tenner lab)

Olivia Bernstein

Franklin Garcia, PhD

Navneet Hakhu

Arunima Kapoor, MSc

Ashley Keiser, PhD

Thuy Lu

Michael Neel

Mikaela Nishida

Gema Olivarria

Tiffany Petrisko, PhD

Vaisakh Puthusseryppady, PhD

Marina Ritchie

Isabel Rivera

Jessica Sanchez, MS