The Brain

Reveal how the human brain, and our social and physical environments interact—and how this influences our health and behavior.

You have...

The gift of gab, grace, or generosity.

Ever wonder why?

Unlocking the brain’s secrets has huge implications for you and all of society. This knowledge is essential for improving treatments and developing cures for devastating conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory is mapping the connectome – the brain’s circuity – using powerful imaging technology to understand how brain cells communicate with each other, uncover what goes wrong with age or disease, and bring us closer to developing effective treatments.

UChicago Medicine is also home to the Safadi Program of Excellence in Clinical and Translational Neuroscience, which is melding the latest neuroscience research with clinical practice to improve care for patients with neurological diseases.

Studying the brain is as highly complex as the brain itself. It requires the efforts of many experts—neuroscientists, physicists, psychologists, molecular engineers, computer scientists—just to name a few.

That’s why UChicago is the right place.

Building on our culture of collaborative discovery, we’ve also established the Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior as an intellectual home for a diverse group of scholars, who are working together to probe the mysteries of the brain. Your support will propel their critical work.

Together, we can reveal answers that renew hope for so many.