Michigan Neuroscience Institute



Our Mission


The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Understanding its complexities – both normally and in disease – requires teams of scientists employing a broad range of research methods. 

 The Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) brings together investigators from across the University of Michigan campus to probe the mysteries of the brain on a cellular, molecular, and behavioral level.   

The MNI cultivates a collaborative, inclusive, and diverse environment to support established neuroscientists and those in training as they strive to better understand the nervous system and to, ultimately, improve lives.


June 7, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Chen

Alex (Sutton Lab) successfully defended his thesis " Homeostatic metaplasticity in hippocampal neuronal networks. " on June 7, 2021.

June 4, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Quigley

Jacque (Becker Lab) successfully defended her thesis " Sex Differences in the Role of GPER1 in the Dorsolateral Striatum on Motivation and Reward " on June 4, 2021.

Jacque will be staying in Becker lab as a post-doc for the next year.

Kenneth Kwan
May 19, 2021

Kwan Promoted to Associate Professor!

The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved Dr. Ken Kwan's promotion to Research Associate Professor in the Michigan Neuroscience Institute and Associate Professor in Department of Human Genetics .

Congratulations Ken!

May 18, 2021

Kwan Lab Research Published In PNAS!

The Kwan Lab authored a recent PNAS paper, "Chromatin remodeler Arid1a regulates subplate neuron identity and wiring of cortical connectivity."