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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Updates, FAQs, vaccine information and COVID-19 focused MBI news.

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MBI News

UF neurocritical care experts author guiding…

Dr. Katharina Busl selected as guest editor for October’s edition of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology.

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MBI fall e-newsletter: The Brainstorm

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

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UF joins national study of brain development in…

UF among 25 institutions to join NIH’s HEALthy Brain and Child Development study.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

An unvaccinated man met a doctor at a bar. He…

The Washington Post featured Dr. Duane Mitchell for his role in spreading the vaccination message.

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Nobel Prize for medicine unravels mysteries about…

Dr. Steven Munger discusses how work of 2021 winners paves way for scientific discoveries and potential medical advances.

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MBI Rising Stars: Dr. Sabhya Rana

Dr. Sabhya Rana is the latest investigator to be featured in the MBI Rising Stars video series.

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