Departmental & Affiliated Centers

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Unraveling the causes, treatment and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias. 

Center for Brain Injury and Repair
Improving the quality of life for people suffering from traumatic brain injury and preventing the "secondary" or delayed injuries that are initiated by brain trauma.

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Understanding the neural bases of human thought including perception, attention, learning, memory, language, decision-making, emotion and development.

Center for Functional Neuroimaging
Supporting functional neuroimaging research, by advancing technical capabilities and facilitating fMRI research.

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research
Promoting research to increase understanding of the causes and mechanisms leading to brain dysfunction and degeneration in multiple neurodegenerative diseases.

Center for Precision Medicine
Uncovering genetic mechanisms of disease to enable more targeted and personalized "precision" treatment strategies.

Institute on Aging
Seeks to improve the health of the elderly by increasing the quality and quantity of clinical and basic research as well as educational programs focusing on normal aging and age-related diseases at the UPSM and across the entire Penn campus.

Institute for Immunology
Advance our knowledge of the basic immunology of inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection and to translate this new knowledge to novel strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic intervention.

Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Catalyzing basic research in stem cell biology and tissue regeneration to translate into new clinical therapies to alleviate suffering and disease.

Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics
Facilitating research at the interface of basic and clinical research focusing on developing new and safer medicines.

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Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences
Fostering collaborative basic and translational research initiatives, as well as outreach and educational initiatives for the neuroscience community.

Penn Center for Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics is an emerging discipline within cognitive neuroscience that seeks to understand the biological basis of aesthetic experiences. We aim to conduct foundational research in neuroaesthetics and apply these insights to promote human well-being.  

Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center
Dedicated to accelerating and translating discoveries to transform the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurological conditions.