“The brain remains the great unknown. How this collection of cells creates and stores our memories, coordinates the graceful movements of the Olympic gymnast, powers the creativity of the artist, and the technological genius of silicon valley remain a source of awe and wonder. The goal of UCLA Neuroscience is to uncover these mysteries and to apply this knowledge to understanding and treating brain diseases.”
- Lawrence Zipursky, PhD
The goal of UCLA Neuroscience is to support cutting edge research initiatives to understand brain function, development and disease and to convert this understanding to therapies. We support the community by recognizing and promoting scientific excellence among faculty, encouraging cross-disciplinary studies, and provide resources to support high risk/high impact research efforts. Our research laboratories train undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, medical and postdoctoral fellows. The unique environment created by UCLA Neuroscience not only supports discoveries now, it invests in the creativity and brilliance of our trainees to make key discoveries in the future.