About US Welcome to the McKnight Brain Institute!

Welcome to the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida, also known as the MBI. Click below to learn about our mission and outstanding neuroscience and neuromedicine research.

MBI Leadership

Moving research forward

Our Leadership

Our Executive Committee is committed to moving neuroscience research forward. Click below to learn about our committee members.

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Back in the Day

Our History

In 1991, Dr. William Luttge, came across an excerpt from an obscure newsletter announcing a call for proposals for a competitive Department of Defense grant to build a major brain and spinal cord research center.

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Published quarterly, the MBI e-newsletter, The Brainstorm, will help you stay up-to-date with all the latest happenings at the MBI.

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Support the MBI

If you are looking for a way to make a difference, for a way to fight back against addiction; brain cancer; cognitive aging; pain; psychiatric disorders; stroke; traumatic brain and spinal cord injury; and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, dystonia, Parkinson’s and ALS, then please partner with us in our mission.