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.


June 17, 2024

"If they don't give up, how can I give up?"

MNI Affiliate Member Dr. Maria Castro appears on Michigan Medicine's Fundamentals Podcast to discuss how she’s persevered in the face of difficulties, both in brain cancer research and as a woman in STEM.