Our investigators hope to broaden the understanding of neurological disorders and change them from untreatable to treatable, incurable to curable and inevitable to preventable.

Research Addiction; brain cancer; breathing; psychiatry; aging; neurobehavioral sciences; pain/sensory physiology; TBI, spinal cord injury and stroke

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Faculty More than 200 faculty members across campus work on multidisciplinary teams to better understand how the brain works.


Partners Collaborating with institutes, centers, departments & programs across UF, our mission extends far beyond the MBI’s walls.


MBI News

Doctoral student training program in movement…

The program trains doctoral students to become independent researchers in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor and ataxia.

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Blood tests for Alzheimer’s explained

In The Conversation, Drs. Golde and DeKosky explain the new test, which shows high accuracy in detecting chemicals specific to Alzheimer’s.

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Using electronic health records to look for new…

Drs. Michael Jaffee and Glenn Smith are co-PIs on a UF Research Opportunity Seed Fund Award.


Researchers in the Spotlight

MBI deputy director earns Alzheimer’s Association…

Dr. Steven DeKosky was honored with the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Life after a neural implant trial

In a Nature Medicine news feature, Dr. Michael Okun discusses the challenges that follow some neural implant trials.

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The link between Parkinson’s disease and toxic…

New York Times article exploring possible link between some cases of Parkinson’s and exposure to toxic chemicals cites expertise of Dr. Michael…

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