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Department of Neuroscience

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Training the next generation of outstanding neuroscientists is a major goal of the Department of Neuroscience. The faculty members in the Department consider this both a responsibility and a privilege. Training programs are offered for both graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Scripps Florida

Department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the Scripps Florida campus is focused on understanding the inner workings of the nervous system, what goes wrong in the many neurological and psychiatric disorders that affect its function and developing interventions for these conditions. Our mission has four pillars. First, we seek to make fundamental discoveries through intensive, collaborative, and multidisciplinary basic research. Second, we seek to discover the biological basis for disorders. Third, we develop new cures and therapies for the disorders of the nervous system. Fourth, we provide nurturing environment for the training of the next generation of neuroscientists.


The Department was founded in 2009 by Dr. Ronald Davis and is currently headed by Dr. Kirill Martemyanov. In its short existence, the growth and progress has been remarkable. The laboratories of 10 primary faculty in the Department employ nearly 110 scientists. Collectively, we have published close to 200 scientific research papers since inception, the vast majority of which are in the highest quality neuroscience journals. One metric that is often used by academic institutions to monitor progress is NIH funding. For the 2016 calendar year according to NIH Reporter, the labs of primary faculty members in Neuroscience-Florida attracted $11,882,089 in NIH research funding. This puts us at 9th position in the nation when compared to neuroscience departments in U.S. Medical Schools according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The achievements of affiliate members is equally impressive.



We are fortunate to have extremely strong support from the public in Palm Beach County and the State of Florida. This is incredibly important as cutting-edge science is filled with setbacks and some failures. The cheerleaders that we have in the public sector provide support and increased motivation to reach our goals. We thank them for their efforts and support.

Visit the giving page to learn about the named giving opportunities along with a description of the research supported by the funds.