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The Neurosciences Institute

The Institute was founded to address the need for combining theoretical and practical problem-oriented approaches to fundamental research on the brain. Under the scientific leadership of the late Nobel Laureate Gerald M. Edelman from 1981 to 2017, the Institute carried out basic scientific research in theoretical and experimental neutobiolgy, organized ways for scientists to interact through small conferences and meetings, and sponsored various educational activities for the general public. For additional information about the Institute's activities, accomplishments, and history, refer to the other pages in this website.

Neurosciences Research Foundation, Incorporated

The Neurosciences Institute was funded through its parent organization, Neurosciences Research Foundation, Incorporated ("NRF"). NRF is a non-profit organization, exempt from tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). As a public charity, contributions to NRF are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Over the past six decades, NRF's scientific activities have been carried out under a succession of operating names. It was formed in 1962 in association with the Neurosciences Research Program located at MIT, led by Francis O. Schmitt until his retirement in 1981. Following the election of Dr. Edelman as the successor Scientific Chairman in 1981, The Neurosciences Institute was first located at The Rockefeller University in New York and then moved to La Jolla, California in 1993.

NRF's Board of Trustees is currently arranging for the next evolutionary phase of its scientific and educational programs, which will be under new scientific leadership. Please visit this site for upcoming announcements.