Harvard is home to the largest and most distinguished neuroscience enterprise in the world, with over 500 faculty, researchers and physicians collaborating across disciplines, laboratories, hospitals and research centers to reveal the mysteries of the human brain.


Harvard Gazette: "Compound protects nerve cells targeted by diseases"
New Cell Reports paper from labs of Lee Rubin and Jeff Macklis details single cell analysis of key protein in spinal muscular atrophy

Harvard Gazette: "New Vista for Brain Disorder Research"
New Nature paper on human brain organoids from the lab of Paola Arlotta and colleagues

Harvard Gazette: "New gene-delivery therapy restores partial hearing, balance in deaf mice"
New Molecular Therapy paper from the labs of David Corey, Xandra Breakefield and Casey Maguire


Our Neuroscience Community

Three Neuroscientists in the HBI Community Newly Elected to National Academy of Sciences
Professors David Ginty (HMS Dept of Neurobiology), Rachel Wilson (HMS Dept of Neurobiology) and Junying Yuan (HMS Dept of Cell Biology) were honored for “their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”  Read more >>

HBI Co-Director Joshua Sanes Awarded 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize
The Gruber Foundation has announced a prize of $500,000 to Professor Sanes in recognition of "his pioneering and inspiring work on synapse formation." The award will be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience on November 12, in Washington, DC.  Read more >>

Upcoming Event

HBI, in collaboration with The Translational Neuroscience Center (TNC) at Boston Children’s Hospital, invites all members of the Boston area academic and research community interested in cellular modeling of neurological disease to join the first of an ongoing series of discussions:

Cellular Modeling of Neurological Disease Discussion Group - 2nd Meeting
Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 4-6PM
Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Warren Alpert Building, Room 236

Read more and register>>