UC San Diego leads the nation as the top neurosciences department in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.
With about 120 faculty members, UC San Diego's Neuroscience department is among the nation's largest. The program's labs, medical centers and clinics are located in the heart of the San Diego life sciences district.
Through its location and its distinguished reputation, UC San Diego serves as the conduit for neuroscience dialogue throughout the region and has formed key partnerships with the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute and the Sanford/Burnham Institute.
Our neurosciences program is a unique blend of clinical neurologists and basic scientists. They collaborate in the diagnosis, management, and research of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, Huntington's disease, Down syndrome, stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, metabolic disorders, and neuro-developmental disorders, including autism.