The Brain Science Institute (BSi) was founded in 2007 to solve fundamental questions about brain development and function and to translate these findings into practices, therapies, pharmaceutical solutions and policies.
In our early years we sought to expand the collaborative breath of Johns Hopkins basic and clinical neuroscience largely by building a foundation of new tools that could be widely used (e.g. behavioral monitoring cores, neuroepigenetic cores, imaging cores) across disciplines to advance understanding of CNS biology and pathophysiology. This culminated in a series of grants, across the University, focused on broad ranging areas of Hopkins clinical and basic neuroscience such as nerve regeneration, schizophrenia, learning and education, neuroesthetics, cognition and plasticity.
The results of our BSi investments in our faculty have been fantastic:
We will continue to focus on basic-to-clinical neuroscience and translational neuroscience initiatives. New initiatives will target novel approaches to traumatic brain injury and autism and new directions for BSi are now emerging as well.
Jeffrey D. Rothstein, M.D., Ph.D.
The John W. Griffin M.D. Director for the
Brain Science Institute
Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience
Director for the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research
Richard L. Huganir, Ph.D.
Co-Director of the Brain Science Institute
Professor and Director, Department of Neuroscience
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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