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Research at the Innovation and Research Park

Brain Science Institute

Researchers within the Brain Science Institute (BSI) are focused on identifying and solving the fundamental issues and diseases that affect brain function and development. Insights gained are used to understand the mechanisms of brain disease leading to the development of new research tools, diagnostics to detect early onset of disease, and novel therapeutics and treatments.

The BSI is comprised of three specific and aligned research centers including:

  • The Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics (CNDT)
  • The Stanson Toshok Center for Brain Function and Repair (CBFR)
  • The Center for Stress Resilience and Psychiatric Disorders (CSRPD)

BSI areas of research conducted within the centers at the university related to major brain disorders include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and anxiety disorders, in addition to brain stem cell research.

BSI researchers actively seek collaboration among their peers and with other national and international institutions in the field and industry.

Committed to RFU’s Interprofessional approach to learning, inquiry, and problem solving, BSI scientists are dedicated to nurturing and training the next generation of neuroscience researchers.