Neuroscience@NIH Research Areas

The NIH has over 180 laboratories spanning 14 Institutes,  all conducting research in the basic, translational, and clinical neurosciences. Many of these laboratories and facilities are clustered together on the collegiate NIH campus in Bethesda; 85 can be found in the The John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center alone. Below are investigators throughout the NIH listed by neuroscience-research areas. Expand the research areas and click on the investigator names to learn more or click to see an alphabetical listing of neuroscience investigators.

To learn more about training opportunities in neuroscience at NIH, please reach out directly to investigators. You can also visit the NIH Office of Training and Education for more information about NIH training programs in general and to search current Postdoctoral Opportunities in Neuroscience.

Explore webpages for NIH Institutes currently conducting neuroscience research to learn about their individual programs:  NCCIH • NEI • NHGRI • NIA • NIAAA NIAID • NICHD • NIDA • NIDCD • NIDCR • NIDDK • NIEHS • NIMH • NINDS. 

Investigators by Research Areas 

Ion Channels, Transporters and Neurotransmitter Receptors

Cell Biology of Neurons, Muscle and Glia 

 

Neurogenetics

Integrative Neuroscience

Neurological Disorders

Behavioral Neuroscience

Synapses and Circuits

Neural Development and Plasticity

Functional and Molecular Imaging

Neuroimmunology and Virology

Neuroendocrinology

Clinical Neuroscience