Message from the Chair

The Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) sponsors innovative research in basic and translational neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels. Our scientists perform groundbreaking research, mentor and train tomorrow's leaders, providing critical contributions our graduate and medical education programs.

Our department is a major part of The Friedman Brain Institute, which coordinates all neuroscience research on campus and builds translational bridges to clinical treatment programs throughout our affiliated hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Our Neuroscience Training Program is one of eight multidisciplinary training areas in ISMMS's PhD and MD/PhD programs. Our faculty members serve as preceptors for a wide range of research projects in neuroscience.

Our department is ranked third in the nation in funding from the National Institutes of Health. This is just one measure of the national and international scope of our initiatives, which we will continue to grow in the years ahead by building world-class basic and translational research programs in neuroscience.

We invite you to learn more about our record of success and our ambitious plans for the future.

Eric J Nestler, MD, PhD
Chair of the Department of Neuroscience