Our Neurosciences Center Scientists

The Neurosciences Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital has a distinguished history of scientific achievements that have driven new treatments and improved care for our patients and patients worldwide. Today, our scientists and physicians continue this proud legacy of research and discovery. We share a strong sense of urgency to help accelerate promising discoveries and to turn them into treatments and services that benefit patients and their families.

The opening of the Building for Transformative Medicine exemplifies our commitment to research and to patients. This outstanding facility brings together—all in one location— our full array of neuroscience investigators and clinicians. In doing so, the Brigham and Women’s neuroscience community is now collectively working, side by side, to advance the development of preventions, treatments and cures for neurological and psychiatric conditions.

Examples of our scientists’ areas of research include:

  • Drug discovery for a range of neurological conditions.
  • Personalized medicine, to predict an individual patient’s disease progression and which treatment might work best.
  • How and where disease starts, and ways to stop it.
  • Environmental risk factors that contribute to disease.
  • Developing fast and reliable diagnostic tests.
  • The immune system, and how it might promote or protect us from disease.
  • The female brain and why women are at greater risk of certain disorders.

Visit Harvard Catalyst to search for a neuroscientist, physician researcher or other Harvard-affiliated faculty member of the Neurosciences Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Or, view lists of the researchers in the Neurosciences Center below:

View videos featuring our physician researchers as they describe significant research initiatives.

Functional Neuroimaging: Mapping Psychiatric Illness Video

David A. Silbersweig, MD, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Co-director of the Neurosciences Center, describes how functional neuro-imaging is being used to study brain function in patients suffering from depression, anxiety, psychosis and other psychiatric disorders. Read the Functional Neuroimaging - Mapping Psychiatric Illness video transcript.

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