NINDS Division of Intramural Research (DIR): At a Glance

Dr. Jeffrey DiamondScientific Director

Dr. Avindra Nath, Clinical Director

NINDS DIR conducts research and training in laboratories on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • 55 Principal Investigators lead research programs across the neurosciences
  • Focus on high-risk, high-reward science
  • Cutting edge facilities and scientific and clinical resources
  • Training opportunities for all scientific and clinical career stages
  • NIH Neuroscience Series Seminar
  • Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds

The DIR supports/offers pre- and postdoctoral programs in both laboratory and clinical medicine, collaborations, jointly sponsored seminar series and special interest groups. Unique resources of the Intramural program include access to the NIH Clinical Center, which is a hospital totally dedicated to clinical research, and the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center, which integrates neuroscience researchers across 13 NIH Institutes and transcends disciplinary boundaries.

NINDS investigators contribute to a vital and growing neuroscience research community at the NIH.