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

ReMission Summit for Brain Tumors goes virtual

Voices of those who’ve lost loved ones to brain cancer were prominent during this year’s UF Health-led ReMission Summit.

Neuroscience community honors Dr. Sarah Johnson

A named annual award is being created to exemplify Dr. Sarah Johnson’s passion for research & dedication to mentorship.

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Identifying patients with Tourette syndrome…

Dr. Michael Okun co-authored journal Neurology review detailing a screening process to identify Tourette patients likely to benefit from DBS.

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Researchers in the Spotlight

Parkinson’s expert joins Michael J. Fox…

Dr. Melissa Armstrong discusses thinking and memory challenges for Parkinson’s patients and research advances.

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MBI Rising Stars: Ariel Walker

Ariel Walker is the latest MBI Rising Star, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at UF.

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Expert explanation of how COVID-19 causes loss of…

Dr. Steven Munger discusses the COVID-19 anosmia connection in BioSpace article.

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