A key challenge in neuroscience research is the inaccessibility of the primary organ in question: the brain. That’s why Whitehead Institute researchers have been fostering ingenious approaches to studying brain development and disease. Their new tools and model systems are helping scientists better understand conditions ranging from autism spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis to frontotemporal dementia, and Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Pick’s diseases. Whitehead Institute researchers have also created a promising new approach of identifying (and testing treatments for) the biochemistry underlying mental health disorders such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia.
Please partner with researchers such as Olivia Corradin, Rudolf Jaenisch, Ankur Jain, Silvia Rouskin, Hazel Sive, and Jing-Ke Weng as they unravel the secrets of health and disease rooted in our brain and nervous system.