Developing Mouse Cochlea Innervations, Michael Dean’s laboratory


Labelled Astrocytes, Patrick Tresco laboratory


Zebrafish Retina Image, Chi-Bin Chien`s laboratory

Neuroscience Initiative

Neuroscience Initiative

The Neuroscience Initiative at University of Utah Health represents a commitment, by the University of Utah and the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences office, to unify basic, translational, and clinical research efforts towards a better understanding of the brain in disease and health. This vision is currently being accomplished by linking clinicians, scientists, and the broader neuroscience community at University of Utah Health. Our neuroscience research community, ranging from neurologists to imaging specialist to molecular biologists (>150 investigators) spans across 7 colleges and schools, 15 centers and institutes, and more than 32 departments.

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Searching for Solutions to Prevent and Treat Epilepsy
May 17, 2022

Searching for Solutions to Prevent and Treat Epilepsy

research news, neuroscience

The University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $34 million contract renewal with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to test and identify novel investigational therapeutics for preventing the development of epilepsy and treating refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy.... Read More


Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Neuroscience Initiative

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Academic Program Manager, SVPHS Research Unit
Email: samantha.weeks@hsc.utah.edu

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