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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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Wiggles & wings: The model systems transforming neuroscience


The genetic model organisms C. elegans and Drosophila, or soil nematodes (roundworms) and fruit flies, are invaluable to the field of neuroscience. Researchers from departments across the University and Medical Center use these systems to navigate difficult questions related to the interactions between genes, hormones, and neurons; neuronal aging, Parkinson’s disease, methyl mercury toxicity, memory formation, etc. Learn how their simple systems are making huge contributions to science.


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