Center for Innovation in Brain Science

In the 21st century, there is not a single cure for a single neurodegenerative disease. The Center for Innovation in Brain Sciences is working to change that for millions of people around the world.

The center is focused on finding cures for four main neurodegenerative diseases: Alzheimer's ALS, MS, and Parkinson's. Lead by world-renowned researcher Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, this center harnesses the expertise and infrastructure of the University of Arizona to accelerate the pace of lifesaving cures. Your support speeds up our ability to bring future innovations in brain science to those who need a cure today.

“The human brain, with its 86 billion neurons and matching number of glial cells, along with thousands of signaling pathways and 400 miles of blood vessels, is complex and rich in computational power. For each of us, the brain creates the rich tapestry of a life that is uniquely ours. At the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, we use the brain’s complexity to drive discovery and creation of precision cures for neurodegenerative disease.”

 – Roberta Diaz Brinton, PH.D.

The center's research facilities are housed in the BioScience Research Laboratories on the Health Science research campus. With more than 90,000 square feet of dedicated research and office space, the building provides an integrated hub across all domains of life science, from imaging and biomedical engineering to molecular biology and genetics to computational systems biology. By combining multiple disciplines under the same roof, this new facility encourages collaborative research that advances our understanding of the molecular basis of human health, aging and disease.