Whether it’s groundbreaking basic science or clinical research, our researchers are on a quest to improve the lives of individuals with neurological disorders.

Within the department, our research scientists are focused on understanding, treating and preventing neurological disorders. We seek to accomplish this through a wide range of research activities — clinical trials to understand new potential treatments and basic scientific research focused on systems, cellular and molecular neuroscience approaches.


National experts provide care and conduct research to advance diagnosis and treatment.

Clinical trials

Groundbreaking clinical trials provide opportunities for participants to shape the future of care.


Roughly 40 labs cover the full spectrum of neurological investigations from basic science through clinical application.

Washington University School of Medicine’s extensive community of neuroscience researchers will soon be under one roof, working together to solve some of medicine’s most intractable problems.


  • More than 56,000 square feet of dedicated research space
  • Ranked No. 1 in NIH funding among all neurology departments in the U.S. (Source: NIH RePORTER)
  • Two endowed research centers
  • Comprehensive areas of study, including developmental and genetic disorders, neurodegenerative disease, neuroimmunology, neuroinfectious disease, epilepsy, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disorders, brain tumors, headache, stroke and traumatic brain/spinal cord injury