The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to understanding how the brain gives rise to mental life and behavior, both in health and in disease. Our research community draws from and informs multiple disciplines, including neuroscience, medicine, engineering, psychology, education and law. The discoveries that arise from these collaborations will transform our understanding of the human brain, provide novel treatments for brain disorders, and promote brain health throughout the lifespan.
Neuroscience is at an inflection point in its history. New technologies are transforming scientists’ abilities to explore the brain — yielding more detailed images of its cells, more accurate measurements of its activity, and more precise ability to mimic its functions than ever before. With these new approaches have come astounding new insights about the exquisite complexity of the brain.
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is at the forefront of this exploration.
Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, Equity and Justice
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute believes diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging are essential to the advancement of science and to the development of a vibrant intellectual community. Research conducted in the absence of diversity and inclusion of all people and their ideas slows the pace of science and our ability to treat diseases and improve lives.
Celebrating five years of transforming neuroscience
In fall of 2018, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Institute, the community we have built and the achievements of our researchers and trainees.
Our success, both now and in the future, springs from three foundational Institute commitments—to outstanding people, to innovative research and to state-of-the-art facilities.
Engaging Extraordinary People
The future of neuroscience is profoundly interdisciplinary, and our community includes more than 400 Stanford faculty affiliates
. We have hired five exceptional interdisciplinary faculty scholars
whose work transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries, and over the next few years, we will double the number of our institute’s faculty.
Fostering Interdisciplinary Research
Creating Vital Infrastructure
In 2020, we opened our new state-of-the-art research center for Wu Tsai Neuro & ChEM-H
, which serves as a focal point for our community. It is a uniquely beautiful and functional space—an expression of the values and intellectual goals of both institutes. This intellectual hub will be home to more than 40 laboratories and new and existing Neuroscience Community Labs to serve the Stanford neuroscience community.