The Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida

The McKnight Brain Institute is one of the most comprehensive and diverse neuroscience research programs.

  • 200+ faculty from all 16 colleges and over 50 departments.

  • Approximately $50 million per year in active neuroscience- and neuromedicine-based NIH funding.

  • 100 researchers received NIH funding in 2017.

  • The UF-led 1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is the only NIH-funded ADRC awarded to a Florida university.

  • Researchers have developed novel treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  • Pioneering work in brain cancer immunotherapy provides hope that better outcomes, and eventually a cure, may be in sight.

McKnight Brain Institute Statistics: Ranked #3 in 2017 for neurology / neuroscience and #8 in 2017 for neurosurgery for N.I.H. funding among public universities, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.