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Research & Cores

The scope of research conducted by scientists within the Vanderbilt Brain Institute encompasses nearly all of contemporary neuroscience. The breadth of the research carried out within the VBI is captured in the twelve research themes that represent areas of established and emerging excellence and expertise, and which can be visited by clicking on the tab “Research Themes.” Faculty membership within these themes can be seen by clicking on “Research Communities.”

These 12 research themes span the spectrum from molecules to mind, and encompass laboratories carrying out basic, translational and clinical research. Although each of the themes in founded in a fundamental process, all have strong clinical emphases in areas that overlap with Vanderbilt’s strong focus on neurological and psychiatric illness. Please take some time to peruse these themes and communities to learn a bit more about the neuroscience research enterprise at Vanderbilt.