SRI's Brain Sciences Section brings together researchers from SRI's Center for Health Sciences and our Center for Neuroscience. This combination offers integrated, bench-to bedside capabilities for our government agency, commercial and foundation clients and partners.
- Center for Health Sciences: carries out basic research, conducts health surveys and long-term tracking of study populations, performs assessments and more. Center staff includes experts in neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropsychiatry, clinical psychology, magnetic resonance physics and neuroimaging, aging research, human sleep, twins research, psychophysiology, behavioral pharmacology, molecular genetics, genetic epidemiology, addiction, biostatistics, and public health.
- Center for Neuroscience: conducts basic and translational research to advance drug R&D programs. Areas of focus include sleep and circadian rhythms, cognition, pain, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, obesity, osteoporosis and type II diabetes. Center researchers use methodologies such as molecular biology, electrophysiology, microdialysis, and behavioral testing in their work.