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: "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

Harvard Medicine News: "Genetic Repurposing"
New Nature paper from labs of Michael Greenberg, Margaret Livingstone and colleagues provides clue into the genetic mechanisms underlying evolution of cognition in humans

Our Neuroscience Community

HBI Co-Director Joshua Sanes Receives $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize for His Pioneering Work on the Formation and Specificity of Neural Synapses 

Joshua R. Sanes, PhD, of Harvard University, is the recipient of the 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize for his seminal contributions regarding the mechanisms and molecules that drive the formation and specificity of neural connections within the nervous system. His work has fundamentally transformed the study of these connections, known as synapses, and has led to influential new ideas about how the brain processes information. Sanes has also helped to develop innovative technologies for marking and manipulating neurons and the synapses they form.  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 - Inaugural Meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 4-6PM
Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston
Warren Alpert Building, Room 236

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