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

Treatment to strengthen cough shows promise for…

Study co-authored by Dr. Karen Hegland found sensorimotor training for airway protection improved cough-related outcomes in Parkinson’s patients.

Close up of senior man coughing into elbow at home.

Experts provide clinical guidance amid rise in…

UF neurologist Dr. Irene Malaty and international experts publish review on diagnosis and management of functional tic-like phenomena.

A serious teenage girl gestures as she sits on a couch in her school counselor's office and talks to her unrecognizable counselor. The counselor takes notes on a clipboard.

Does replacing dopamine help with facial masking…

Dr. Dawn Bowers and Rachel Schade led study reporting that dopamine medications improves facial movement and expressions in Parkinson’s.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

Women of Neuro: Dr. Krista Vandenborne

We’re highlighting women leading our neuro research efforts at the University of Florida. Next, we’re highlighting Dr. Krista Vandenborne, chair of…

M-BI-'s Women of Neuro presents: Krista Vandenborne

Community service initiative brings neurosurgery…

Members of the Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery participate in a different project each month.

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MBI Rising Stars: Priscilla Amofa-Ho

Priscilla Amofa-Ho is the latest investigator to be featured in the MBI Rising Stars video series.

Rising stars featuring Priscilla Amofa-Ho

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