The Friedman Brain Institute sponsors cutting-edge research 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.
Areas of Research
Our brain research takes place at the genetic, molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels, and our objective is to move new discoveries into the clinic as rapidly and efficiently as possible. We conduct our basic and clinical research, both in laboratory animals and humans, in a number of globally recognized laboratories under the auspices of several departments at Mount Sinai. The faculty at The Friedman Brain Institute are focusing on research that includes but is not limited to the areas of developmental and regenerative biology, psychiatry, neurosciences, and oncological sciences:
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Brain Aging
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
- Brain Imaging
- Brain Tumors
- Computational Neuroscience
- Depression and Anxiety
- Eating Disorders and Other Neuroendocrine Syndromes
- Glial biology
- Headache and Pain
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
- Stem Cells
- Stress and Trauma
- Stroke and other Cerebrovascular Illnesses
Learn more about the research laboratories associated with The Friedman Brain Institute and our researchers who work here.