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

Researchers report experimental drug may prolong…

Trial drug combination shows potential to prolong survival of ALS patients by more than six months.

ALS study

Sedation drug shows promise for neurological…

A sedation drug shows promise to serve as a protective therapy for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, new review concludes.

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UF researchers help lead international studies…

UF researchers team up with international partners to improve understanding and treatment of two rare hereditary neuromuscular disorders.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

Why sleep experts say it’s time to ditch daylight…

In The Conversation, Dr. Michael Jaffee discusses the importance of sleep, how DST can impact sleep patterns and why many are ready to do away with…

Sleep deprivation

2020 MBI Education & Outreach award recipients

Congratulations to the 2020 McKnight Brain Institute Education & Outreach award recipients. 

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MBI researcher to serve as assistant dean of…

Dr. Abisambra was appointed assistant dean of diversity & health equity within the UF College of Medicine’s Office for Diversity & Health…

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