Overview of the Neuroscience Institute

In 2011, The New York University School of Medicine established a new, state-of-the-art Neuroscience Institute, with special thanks to a $100M founding gift from the Druckenmiller Foundation.

The NYU Neuroscience Institute leverages NYU's excellence in both basic science and clinical medicine. By developing strategic links and fostering innovative collaborations, we are addressing some of society's most challenging health care issues, from Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy to multiple sclerosis, psychiatric disorders, and malignant brain tumors. In the coming years, we will continue to recruit world-class faculty, students, and investigators who will work together with our existing research enterprise to understand the brain at all levels, from cells to circuits to networks to systems.

Neuroscience is highly interdisciplinary and benefits from advances in psychology, biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science, and engineering and impacts clinical fields such as neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and others. Not surprisingly then, faculty from a diverse array of departments at NYU self-identify as neuroscientists. Please visit the NYU Neuroscience website to learn more and find faculty from across NYU's campuses. In addition, use the links below to find the institutes, centers, programs, and departments that intersect and interact with the NYU Neuroscience Institute from the NYU Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the School of Medicine, and the Nathan Kline Institute.