“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


Research funded by the grant will capitalize on the development of biomarkers and advanced imaging by scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC to launch studies tracking changes in the blood-brain barrier, neurovascular function and cognition.


The INI's Paul M. Thompson is featured on All Things Considered.


The INI is proud to announce the appointment of Xingfeng Shao, PhD, to assistant professor of research radiology.


The findings could provide potential targets for new Alzheimer’s drugs.