UF Research Partners

Genetics Institute (UFGI)

The primary research mission of the UFGI is to promote and enhance interactive genetics research across the UF campus. The UFGI is built on a foundation of outstanding genetics research programs already in existence across UF in such diverse fields as medicine, agriculture, chemistry and engineering.

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McKnight Brain Institute

The MBI is a nexus for neuroscience at UF. Across campus, 300+ faculty members work in multidisciplinary teams to better understand how the brain works and how various diseases alter brain function. Ultimately these researchers and physician-scientists hope to help broaden the understanding of many neurological and psychiatric disorders and change them from untreatable to treatable, incurable to curable and inevitable to preventable.

McKnight Brain Institute building

Breathing Research and Therapeutics (BREATHE) Center

The BREATHE Center’s mission is to create a world-renowned program devoted to understanding physiological challenges to respiratory motor control in health and disease, and to translate our knowledge into strategies of respiratory rehabilitation in devastating clinical disorders that compromise breathing.

Respiratory research

Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND)

The CTRND is a multi-disciplinary research center focused on the discovery, development and evaluation of future treatments and diagnostics for degenerative central nervous system conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Parkinson’s disease and stroke.

CTRND

Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases

The Fixel Institute is home to scientists and clinicians working on neurological disorders that afflict millions of people across the globe. These conditions include Parkinson’s, dystonia and other movement disorders, Alzheimer’s and dementias, concussion, TBI and neuromuscular disorders like ALS.

Fixel institute

Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The mission of the CTSI is to improve human health by accelerating the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practices for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of human disease.

CTSI Biorepository

1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

The 1Florida ADRC is a consortium of Florida institutions — Mount Sinai Medical Center, UF, FAU, FIU and the University of Miami. Their team evaluates people with and without memory disorders and other thinking problems for diagnosis and participation in research studies. Under the supervision of the FDA, they test new medicines to research their effectiveness on Alzheimer’s disease.

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UF Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience (BRAIN) Center

BRAIN Center researchers are focused on cutting-edge science in neuroresilience and the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for brain injury.

man looking at brain scan on computer

Institute on Aging (IOA)

The mission of the Institute on Aging is to improve the health, independence and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education and health care.

Aging

UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC)

The mission of the UFHCC is to prevent, detect, treat and ultimately cure cancer while addressing the unique challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve.

Cancer Center

UF Health Comprehensive Stroke Center

Certified by The Joint Commission due to advanced imaging capabilities, 24/7 availability of specialized treatments and staff with unique education and competency standards, the stroke center also boasts a robust research component, including an array of clinical trials available to patients.

UF Health Stroke Center Faculty