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World class neuroscience is woven into the fabric of the University

The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience a national leader in neuroscience research. With a team-based science approach - faculty, postdocs, and students collaborate at the bench to innovate, discover, and progress our understanding of brain.

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Our Research

The collaboration of nearly 150 researchers across more than a dozen departments is transforming how we study the brain and understand complex diseases.

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The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience pilot grant program supports interdisciplinary and collaborative research within one or more of several target areas.

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Diversity Commission

The Neuroscience Diversity Commission is working on initiatives aimed at addressing issues related to diversity and inclusion, affirming that diversity is essential for excellence in science.

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Training the next generation of neuroscientists.

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Halting the rise of Parkinson's

The new University of Rochester Institute for Human Health and the Environment will power a team of neurologists, neuroscientists, toxicologists, epidemiologists, and researchers who are examining the impact of environmental chemical exposure on the brain. One disease in particular stands out. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease in the world, outpacing even Alzheimer’s, and a growing number of scientists are linking the disease’s rise to air pollution, pesticides, and a ubiquitous chemical pollutant. 


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