“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.

About LONI

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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Latest News

Latest News


The INI is honored to have a section of the video, Ultrahigh Field MRI – The Value of Fine-Grained Examination, featured on the NIH Director’s Blog.


USC study suggests targeted outreach and better vaccine access may help reduce health disparities in vulnerable communities statewide.


“Our project aims to understand the connection between poor sleep leading to AD in African Americans. We will employ leading neuroimaging technologies at the USC INI to map the brain clearance system in individuals with and without sleep problems,” says Dr. Choupan.


INI Director Arthur Toga makes Clarivate’s Highly Cited 2021 list.