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

UF pediatric oncologist receives V Foundation…

Dr. John Ligon will study a treatment for relapsed pediatric osteosarcoma using a nanoparticle vaccine developed by Dr. Elias Sayour to treat brain…

V Foundation grant

UF brain cancer researcher awarded St…

Dr. Lan Hoang-Minh seeks to improve adoptive T cell therapy for pediatric brain tumor treatment.

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UF neurologist to evaluate changes in Lewy body…

Dr. Shannon Chiu awarded five-year grant from NIA to investigate changes in LBD using diffusion-weighted MRI and task-based EEG.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

MBI Day in the Life: SNIP Student Mauli Bhogade

Experience a day in the life of Mauli Bhogade, a participant in the UF Summer Neuroscience Internship Program, known as SNIP.

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UF neuroscientists featured in AAIC video…

Four UF neuroscientists explained their research during the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.

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UF deep brain stimulation team highlighted in…

Drs. Justin Hilliard and Michael Okun featured in UF Health Inspire video about twin sisters treated for essential tremor.

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