Neuroscience Institute

Basic and Translational Research at the Neuroscience Institute


Basic and translational research focuses on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms of a disease or disease progression. 

Why is this type of research important?

Basic and translational research often leads to advancement or shifts in knowledge and practice within the field. Data from basic research can also be used to solve clinical problems for future patients through translational research. 

As part of our basic and translational research, the Neuroscience Institute has dedicated research labs focused on understanding seizures, autism and epilepsy.  

Learn more about these innovative researchers and their laboratories: 
  • Benke Laboratory 
  • Brooks-Kayal Laboratory
  • Gonzales Laboratory
  • Huntsman Laboratory
  • Raol Laboratory