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) connects 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 understand the nervous system better and, ultimately, improve lives.


December 19, 2022

Happy Holidays from MNI!

As we approach the end of this year and the holiday season kicks into gear, we wanted to take a moment to reflect and note the things we have to be thankful for as the Interim Co-Directors of MNI.

December 13, 2022

Dr. George Mashour Founds Michigan Psychedelic Center

A new center launched earlier this year will focus on developing a deeper understanding of the brain through studying psychedelics. The Michigan Psychedelic Center, or M-PsyC, aims to advance multidisciplinary education, research, patient care, and community engagement related to psychedelics.