The human brain has long been characterized as the last, great frontier of medicine. For generations, scientists have marveled at the complexities of the brain and its capacity to shape our consciousness and navigate the world around us. We have strived to understand how genetic, environmental, and traumatic insults can give rise to some of the most devastating human diseases.
The Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience was created as an aspiration. That aspiration had its origins in the hard work and creative energies of a large body of individuals at the University of Rochester who recognized that the answers to the big questions in neuroscience were beyond the capabilities of any single scientist or lab and would require harnessing and coordinating the extraordinary wealth of talent in the field of neuroscience here in Rochester.