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Basic Research

Emory University has one of the most active neuroscience research communities in the US, with over 400 neuroscientists from different Emory departments contributing to a translational neuroscience continuum.  Many neuroscience researchers are from the Department of Neurology, who not only are principal investigators  on basic neuroscience research projects, but who also play an critical role in the graduate training of future researchers though their active membership in the Emory Neuroscience program.   There is great diversity in the basic research that is conducted in the Neurology Department, reflected in the Department’s primary research locations in the Woodward Memorial Research Building, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease/Whitehead Research Building, and Yerkes National Primate Research Center.   Regardless of the specific types of research, they all share a common goal of advancing our understanding of disease mechanism with the ultimate goal of translating research findings to clinical applications to significantly improve patient care.