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Center & Institutes

The Department of Neurobiology is affiliated with a number of distinguished centers and institutes.


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Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)

CMIDD provides a collaborative research platform that brings together biologists and synthetic and medicinal chemists and enables the translation of basic scientific discoveries into potential new therapeutics.

Co-Director: Karl A Scheidt

Co-Director: Raymond C Bergan

Center Contact: 847.467.2629

Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD)

Center for Reproductive Science (CRS)

The Center's mission is to enhance and coordinate research in the reproductive sciences at Northwestern, to promote the application of this research toward human welfare, and to optimize the training of future researchers, educators and clinicians in the reproductive sciences.

Director: Kelly Edward Mayo

Center Contact: 847.491.5767


Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology (CSCB)

The Center for Sleep & Circadian Biology (CSCB) is a University Research Center that integrates basic, clinical and translational research on sleep and circadian rhythms into a unified program at Northwestern University.

Director: Fred W Turek

Center Contact: 847.467.6512

Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology (CSCB)

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)

(CLP) fosters the transdisciplinary collaborations among physical and life scientists and clinicians that are required to address the complexity of the “big questions” underlying human health and disease.  The Institute’s forty faculty members are renowned for team-based, multidisciplinary approaches to biomedical research.   The Institute integrates and promotes the growth of multiple cutting-edge university centers that advance transdisciplinary research.

DirectorNeil Kelleher

Center Contact: 847.467.2303

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC)

Over 50 researchers and clinicians in 14 departments contribute to the mission of the CNADC which is:  1) To provide the highest quality clinical care; i.e., diagnostic evaluation and  treatment for patients and families; 2)  To conduct research on how the brain coordinates mental functions, such as memory, language,  and emotion; 3)  To transfer the benefits of research to afflicted patients; and 4)  To train researchers and clinicians to work in this field.

Director: Marek-Marsel Mesulam

Center Contact: 312.908.9339

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC)

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