The Mission of the Neuroscience Initiative at the ASRC is to:

  • Investigate mechanisms underlying brain development, health and disease using state-of-the-art technology
  • Solve current challenges in neurological and psychiatric disorders
  • Educate and serve students and the local community in West Harlem and New York City.

In line with the overall mission of the ASRC, the Neuroscience Initiative is engaged in interdisciplinary programs with other initiatives and other institutions to implement integrated novel approaches for the study of environmental influences on gene expression, the development of new technologies and advanced platforms aimed at prevention and better health.