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The Vanderbilt Brain Institute (VBI) is a vibrant community of faculty, staff, students and trainees spread across 24 departments at Vanderbilt, all joined by their common interest in the different levels of neuroscience research. The VBI was founded in 1999 as a trans-institutional entity to oversee and facilitate the extensive neuroscience-related endeavors carried out at Vanderbilt University. As such, the primary missions of the VBI are to promote research, education and training in the brain-related disciplines at Vanderbilt, with the stated goal of fostering excellence in each of these arenas.

In addition to our dedication to impactful science and education, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute is committed to supporting, promoting and respecting the equal and fair treatment of all persons, regardless of their identity, race, socioeconomic status, nationality, disability, religion, culture, gender, or sexual orientation.