Meharry Medical College

Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience

In order to gain a full understanding of common mental health and behavioral disorders we must understand both the molecular underpinnings of the problem as well as the social factors that contribute to it. The mission of the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience is to conduct research in all phases—basic, translational, clinical, social, and behavioral—that will generate new knowledge and perhaps reduce health disparities in neurological disease and mental health.

Just two years into its development at Meharry, the Center is connecting independent researchers from various disciplines of study, allowing dynamic face-time for budding researchers in their rotations and summer internships. They are being exposed to cutting-edge research: the Center's neuro-scientific approach is an advanced method for engaging in such work.

The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience is an
NIH R01 supported program.