The Friedman Brain Institute sponsors cutting-edge research—both in laboratory animals and in humans—into the functioning of the nervous system in health and disease. Our goal is to develop improved diagnostic tests, treatments, preventive measures, and ultimately cures for a range of brain and spinal cord disorders. We are also committed to training and mentoring tomorrow’s investigators who will drive further innovations in future years. 

Our basic and clinical research is carried out in a number of globally recognized laboratories under the auspices of several departments at Mount Sinai. This research focuses at the genetic, molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels, for the translation of new discoveries into the clinic as rapidly and efficiently as possible. 

Individual laboratories can be found under participating departments: Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics, Psychiatry, and Rehabilitation Medicine

Highly integrated, multidisciplinary research programs, which cut across numerous laboratories and departments, are described under our Centers of Excellence.