The Friedman Brain Institute

Research Centers and Institutes

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty devote a significant portion of their time to research. Explore the research centers and institutes allied to The Friedman Brain Institute.

Research Centers

Research Centers affiliated with The Friedman Brain Institute include:

  • Advanced Neuroimaging Research Program
    State-of-the-art brain imaging has allowed a first-time glimpse into the structure, functioning, and connectivity of the human and animal brain in both healthy and disease states—findings of broad relevance across medical research and clinical programs.
    Director: Priti Balchandani, PhD
  • Alper Center for Neural Development and Regeneration
    The first human embryonic stem cell lines were grown by Dr. James Thomson in Wisconsin in 1998. These cells had the ability to make every cell type in the body, an unlimited source of material, but scientists couldn’t yet use them to study genetic disease.
    Director: Nan Yang, PhD
  • Brain and Body Research Center
    Our team of physicians and researchers will explore how the brain controls peripheral diseases and vice versa to better understand how the brain and body interact during multiples types of conditions.
    Director: Scott J. Russo, PhD
  • Center for Computational Psychiatry
    Dedicated to deepening our understanding of how both algorithms and the brain’s biology can contribute to what we know about mental health issues such as addiction, eating disorders, autism, and personality disorders.
    Director: Xiaosi Gu, PhD
  • Center for Neural Epigenome Engineering
    The Center for Neural Epigenome Engineering at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the nation’s first center devoted to neuro epigenome engineering. We perform state-of-the-art neurobiological research, focusing on chromatin biochemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, and single-cell omics (including spatial transcriptomics) as they relate to studies of the central and peripheral nervous systems.
    Director: Ian S. Maze, PhD
  • Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (DAC)
    The Depression and Anxiety Center for Discovery and Treatment (DAC) is a comprehensive research facility and clinical program dedicated to the study and treatment of depression, anxiety, and related disorders including bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research at the Center focuses on discovering the fundamental causes of these disorders in humans in order to develop new, more effective treatments.
    Director: James Murrough, MD
  • Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions Research Program (NARC)
    At the Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program, we study human brain function related to behavior, cognition, emotion, and personality, with a particular focus on drug addiction and other problem behaviors. We also research comorbid psychopathology and develop cross-modality imaging techniques and sensitive behavioral and neuropsychological assays, creating translational capabilities.
    Director: Rita Z Goldstein, PhD
  • Neurosurgery Simulation Core
    The Neurosurgery Simulation Core is actively involved in a variety of research projects, both basic and applied, to advance the field of Neurosurgical Simulation. We engage in a collaborative approach with academia and our industry partners to develop real-world, clinically relevant solutions to problems.
    Director: Anthony B Costa, PhD

Affiliated Centers

Research Institutes

Research Institutes associated with The Friedman Brain Institute include:

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