Michigan Neuroscience Institute

UPDATE: Dr. Huda Akil's SfN Lecture Follow-Up (November 15, 2022)

Please click here to view the references Dr. Huda Akil cited in her talk titled "Neuroscience Redefines the Stress Concept: From "Fight or Flight" to Neuroplasticity and Affective Disorders." 


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.


October 24, 2022


Bernard William Agranoff M.D. passed away on Friday, October 21, 2022. A giant in the field of neuroscience, he studied the biochemistry of the brain and was the first to show that memory requires protein synthesis. He made numerous other seminal discoveries and mentored over 60 trainees.