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Research Programs

We 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.

Areas of expertise

Research Interest Groups

Our multidisciplinary research interest groups are designed to better understand disease mechanisms to help identify and develop new therapies.

Interest Groups

Research Labs

Our researchers explore cutting edge ideas and novel approaches to problem solving.

Faculty Labs


With about 137 faculty members, our department is among the nation's largest. Our scientists and clinicians are dedicated to improving treatments, technologies and procedures in the field.

Meet our scientists

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Clinical Trials

Through its location and its distinguished reputation, UC San Diego serves as the conduit for neuroscience dialogue and research. We serve as a leader in the community when it comes to scientific breakthroughs. Find out more about our clinical trials. 

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