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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.


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MBI News

UF awards faculty nearly $1 million to study…

Dr. Duane Mitchell is leading a project to identify barriers to success for Blacks in the biomedical field.


MBI Winter 2021 newsletter: The Brainstorm

Catch up on the latest neuroscience and neuromedicine research news around the MBI and beyond.

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Spatial cognition and the hippocampus…

Drs. Andrew Maurer and Lynn Nadel co-authored perspective piece in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

Lewy Body Dementia Grant winners

Five investigators earn grants for pilot studies focused on Lewy body dementia.

Dr. Mark Moehle and team Assistant professor of pharmacology UF College of Medicine Project: Impact of aggregated α-synuclein on altering neuronal physiology and plasticity in vivo and ex vivo in relevant animal models of LBD Dr. Bhavana Patel and team Assistant professor of neurology UF College of Medicine Project: Multi-stakeholder engagement for interdisciplinary telehealth in Lewy body dementia Dr. Tracy Tholanikunnel and team Junior movement disorders fellow UF College of Medicine Project: Characterizing cognitive fluctuations in Lewy body dementia to improve care and research Dr. Juan Toledo and team Junior movement disorders fellow UF College of Medicine Project: Association of Lewy body polygenic risk scores with perioperative delirium in older adults Dr. Dan Wesson and team Associate professor of pharmacology UF College of Medicine Project: Mechanisms of cognitive decline in dementia with Lewy body

Parkinson’s Disease Needs an Operation Warp…

Dr. Michael Okun authored op-ed in The Daily Beast.

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Dystonia Mini-Moonshot Grant winners

Eight investigators earn internal UF grants for dystonia research.

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