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.


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MBI News

Research Snapshot: Phillip Mackie and Habibeh…

Findings show possible regulatory role for dopamine transporter in innate immune response.

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MRI study unveils key details of brain’s…

Findings provide a more complete picture of systems for waste removal from the brain.

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UF experts lead special issue of Experimental…

Dr. Gordon Mitchell served as an editor for an intermittent hypoxia-focused issue of the journal Experimental Neurology.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

MBI Rising Stars: Adithya Gopinath

Dr. Adithya Gopinath is the latest investigator to be featured in the MBI Rising Stars video series.

M-B-I's newest rising star: Adythia Gopinath

STAT: Deep Brain Stimulation

Dr. Michael Okun featured in story highlighting the expanding field of brain stimulation for conditions from movement disorders to addiction.

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The curious case of cannabis

The work of Drs. Jennifer Bizon and Barry Setlow exploring cannabis’ possible impact on age-related cognitive function highlighted in Physiologist…

Doctors Jennifer Bizon and Barry Setlow

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