Neuroscience research at HMRI is focused on discovering underlying causes, diagnostic tests, and improved treatments for human brain disorders. Study participants form the core of this research, supplemented with pre-clinical models to test new treatments.
Brain disorders affect over half of the American population and not knowing the underlying cause or cure for any of them presents an enormous challenge. New technologies, however, have potential to make substantial progress, and we embrace these in our work. The expertise of HMRI’s neuroscientists combines detailed clinical assessments, brain physiology measures, analytical biochemistry, and the development of implantable devices to improve nervous system function. Neuroscientists and staff work closely with HMRI cardiovascular, stem cell, immunology, and imaging scientists, and also feed on stimulating interactions with other scientific groups within HMRI.
HMRI neuroscience groups include Molecular Neurology and Neural Engineering.