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 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
- Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Exploring and treating Alzheimer's disease, as well as conditions of the normal aging process.
Director: Mary Sano, PhD
- Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai
Conducting cutting-edge research, with a primary focus on addressing the challenges of living with traumatic brain injury.
Director: Kristen Dams-O’Connor, PhD
- Center for Affective Neuroscience
Integrating cutting edge basic and clinical neuroscience research to better understand and treat mental illness.
Director: Scott J Russo, PhD
- Center for Glial Biology of Mount Sinai/CUNY
Conducting cutting-edge research on glia biology, with a primary focus on addressing the cross-talk among glial and neuronal cells in the developing and adult brain, with an emphasis on disease pathogenesis.
Directors: Anne Schaefer, MD PhD Patrizia Casaccia, MD, PhD
- Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience
Researching botanical dietary supplements and neuroresilience funded by NIH.
Director: Giulio M Pasinetti, MD, PhD
- Center for Neurotechnology and Behavior
Cutting-edge technologies used to identify neuronal circuits underlying neurological diseases.
Director: Paul Slesinger, PhD
- Collaborative Study of the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) (NIAAA Center)
Focusing on the genetic basis of alcoholism.
Director: Alison Goate, PhD
- Conte Center on Epigenetic Mechanisms of Depression
Focusing on transcriptional and chromatin regulatory mechanisms that underlie depression and antidepressant action.
Director: Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
- The Lipschultz Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
This Center will focus on understanding the neural mechanisms of higher cognitive function, and applying this knowledge to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of cognitive function in humans.
Director: Mark Baxter, PhD
- Molecular Neurobiology of Drug Addiction (a NIDA Program Project Grant)
Studying molecular, cellular, and circuit abnormalities that underlie stimulant and opiate addiction.
Director: Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
- Nash Family Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics
Advancing precision surgical treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders through the rapid translation of neuroscience and neuroengineering innovations that correct brain circuit abnormalities and restore mood, motor, and cognitive functioning.
Director: Helen S. Mayberg, MD
- 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
- The Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease
Developing state-of-the-art Alzheimer's disease care through genomics, neurobiology, stem cell engineering, and other disciplines.
Director: Alison M Goate, DPhil
- The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment
Extensively researching and treating autism-spectrum disorders.
Director: Joseph D Buxbaum, PhD
Research Institutes associated with The Friedman Brain Institute include:
- Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai
Providing comprehensive and personalized care for patients with alcohol, substance and behavioral addictions
Director: Yasmin Hurd, PhD
- The Black Family Stem Cell Institute
Focused on studying the secrets of stem cell communication
Director: Sarah E. Millar, PhD
- Drug Discovery Institute
Covering target discovery, validation in novel models, and lead generation of both small molecules and biologics
Director: Paul Kenny, PhD
- The Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII)
The Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute (TMII) serves as a research catalyst for a new generation of translational and molecular imaging methodologies.
Director: Zahi A. Fayad, PhD