Faculty members in the Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine are leaders and integral members of a wide array of research centers, many world-renowned, dedicated to basic, translational and clinical research.

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Advanced Center for Parkinson’s Research

Dedicated to conducting broad research — from basic discovery through clinical translation — aimed at putting an end to Parkinson’s disease

Aging Adult Brain Connectome (AABC)

The Vulnerability and Resiliency in the Aging Adult Brain Connectome (AABC) study is a multi-site study that is being conducted across the U.S. in California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Missouri. The study is specifically following adults 36 and over to learn how different parts of the brain are connected to each other and how those connections change as we age.

ALS Center

Providing quality care, precision medicine and research opportunities to patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease

Center on Biological Rhythms and Sleep (COBRAS)

Fostering collaborative, multidisciplinary research on sleep and circadian rhythms

Headache Center

Improving the lives of headache sufferers through patient care, research and educational programs

Hope Center for Neurological Disorders

Conducting collaborative translational research focused on the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neural repair

Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence

Providing comprehensive patient care services and conducting clinical studies to advance care for Huntington’s Disease

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC)

Tracing genetic and environmental disruptions of human brain and mind development to their origins at the respective levels of cell, synapse, circuit and behavior

John L. Trotter MS Center

Dedicated to combating multiple sclerosis (MS) through patient care, research and education

Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center

Conducting internationally recognized research in Alzheimer disease research

Moyamoya Center

Conducting long-term research on the natural history of patients with Moyamoya disease and their outcome after surgery

Neurofibromatosis Center

Providing exceptional care through groundbreaking research

Rett Spectrum Clinic

The Rett Spectrum Clinic a specialty clinic designed to care for and support children with Rett Syndrome and Rett Related Disorders including MECP2 duplications, CDKL5, and FOXG1. The clinic is a collaboration between Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

RVCL Research Center

Leading an effort to coordinate global research on retinal vasculopathy with cerebral leukoencephalopathy and systemic manifestations (RVCL-S), provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary patient care and initiate clinical studies and drug trials.

Tracy Family Stable Isotope Labeling Quantitation (SILQ) Center

Expanding knowledge of other proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Tuberous Sclerosis Center

Providing comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for children and adults, and conducting cutting-edge research to better understand and develop new treatments