The fields of neuroscience and neurobiology are important and highly-researched disciplines, that deal with many subjects related to the study of the brain and nervous system. Much of the world's leading research is conducted at universities across the U.S., including in molecular psychology, neuronal function, neurology, neuronal development, and cellular and molecular neuroscience.
Below is compiled a list of several of the world’s leading research universities for neurosciences, according to recent funding statistics from various entities, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These are highly funded universities, making them the perfect venues for life science marketing events that cater to the laboratory needs of neuroscientists.
University of California, San Diego
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $385,251,202
- UCSD is home to 15 top-rated neuroscience research centers and programs, including the Alzheimer’s disease Research Center, Autism Center, Child Neurology Center, and a Huntington’s Disease Center.
- UCSD neuroscience received 50 separate awards for actively funded research projects from the National Institutes of Health in 2015.
- The NIH recently established the$120 million 4D Nucleome Research Centers and Organizational Hub at UC San Diego.
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University of California, San Francisco
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $557,140,709
- UCSF received nearly $90 million from the NIH in 2015 for research and development in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery.
- The Center for Integrative Neuroscience was established at UC San Francisco in 1990, and is home to more than 80 scientists in 13 laboratories.
- UCSF has received $20 million from the Kavli Foundation to establish the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience.
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $449,440,199
- University of Michigan has received awards worth more than $14 million for neuroscience and neurology projects in 2015.
- The Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at the University of Michigan is comprised of over 120 participating faculty among 29 Departments or Institutes.
- An $11.5M grant from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke will make U of M the new location of the Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research.
Washington University, St. Louis
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $375,737,512
- WUSTL's 2013 life science R&D expenditures exceed $600 million.
- Washington University School of Medicine recently constructed a new $75 million, 138,000 square-foot research building.
- WUSTL researchers received a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Institute on Aging, of the NIH, aimed at helping older adults prevent or reverse typical age-related cognitive decline.
University of California, Los Angeles
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $370,466,843
- UCLA received over $1.03 billion in research funding in FY 2014-2015.
- UCLA was ranked No. 8 in the world in the 2016 U.S. News and World Report Best Global Universities rankings for neuroscience and behavior.
- UCLA’s neuroscience community includes over 150 laboratories in diverse departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine, the College and the Samueli School of Engineering, and the Interdepartmental PhD Program for Neuroscience (NS-IDP).
Columbia University – New York
Total 2015 NIH Funding: $363,521,007
- Columbia has a long history of neuroscience research, dating back to the founding of the Neurological Institute in Manhattan in 1909.
- Columbia received a $200 million gift to construct the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, projected to open in 2016, which will serve as the physical home for the Kavli Institute for Brain Science.
- The Kavli Institute for Brain Science (KIBS) at Columbia University was established in 2004 with a $7.5 million gift from the Kavli Foundation.
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Total 2015 NIH Funding: $61,613,479
- Rockefeller University is in the planning stages of constructing a new $240 million, two-story, 160,000 square foot research building.
- Rockefeller scientists are involved in a variety of neuroscience studies, including isolation of molecules and cells mediating neural function and development, the study of the cellular ensembles engaged in high-level sensory processing, and the discovery of mechanistic links between the biology of the brain and particular behavioral states.
- The Kavli Foundation and The Rockefeller University recently announced the formation of the Kavli Neural Systems Institute (Kavli NSI) at Rockefeller, funded by a $20 million endowment supported equally by Kavli and Rockefeller.
In addition to hosting life science events at these leading neuroscience universities, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. is proud to host annual events at over 40 other top research institutions. These events give researchers the opportunity to meet with lab equipment and supply vendors in a convenient, academic atmosphere to discuss their lab supply needs. To learn more about participating in other popular life science events in 2016, click below: