We facilitate scientific research and collaborative efforts in the neurosciences, creating an atmosphere of scientific exchange through multiple routes.

NRC Highlights

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Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum (1515 Hermann Dr.) will be held on Thursday, March 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This  free event is packed with several activities for kids!  Families are invited to hold a real human brain, get their faces painted, learn about reflexes and explore how the brain works.  View photos from last year’s event on our Facebook page.

The Brain on Drugs will be held on Saturday, April 11th from 10:30 am to Noon at the Cooley University Life Center (7440 Cambridge St., Houston, TX 77054). 

This free, family event will be moderated by UTHealth Addiction expert and Director of the “Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addiction,” Dr. Joy Schmitz. Panelists include UTHealth experts Drs. Scott Lane, Dawnelle Schatte and Michael Weaver. Join us for an educational morning where you can learn important information about the effect of drugs on the brain.  View photos from last year’s event on our Facebook page.

Recent News

Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards have been announced

May 19, 2015

Congratulations to the many NRC faculty members who received this great honor!

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Photos from our Brain Awareness Events are now posted to our Facebook page!

See photos from 2015 Brain Night for Kids at The Health Museum and our Public Forum, The Brain on Drugs!

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Register now for “The Brain on Drugs”!

March 3, 2015

Free event for Houston community members to learn more about addiction and the many effects of drugs on the brain.

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At the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in DC?

November 17, 2014

Check out UTHealth NRC posters by visiting the meeting planner!

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Director's Message

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John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

The Neuroscience Research Center (NRC) is a university-wide center where diverse and multidisciplinary research is conducted to further the understanding of neural and behavioral disorders.

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Neuroscience Research Center

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