FAU hires executive director for new Brain Institute

Florida Atlantic University has hired a renowned neuroscientist to lead the school’s new Brain Institute. Randy Dean Blakely will become executive director of the FAU Brain Institute starting in May. Blakely is currently the Allan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt School of Medicine and serves as director of the Vanderbilt/National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research, the Director of the Vanderbilt/NIMH Postdoctoral Training Program in Functional Neurogenomics, and as Professor of Psychiatry. He previously served as the director of the Vanderbilt Center for Molecular Neuroscience from 1996 to 2011. “As executive director of the university-wide Brain Institute, Blakely will build on existing neuroscience centers and programs within FAU, bringing together existing resources with the addition of new faculty hires and enhanced financial…


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