Director’s Message

John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

John H. Byrne, Ph.D.

John H. Byrne, Ph.D.
Director, Neuroscience Research Center

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.

Whether conducting cellular research in laboratories or clinical trials in patient care settings, the work of NRC researchers may someday contribute to preventing and treating such devastating disorders as:

  • Dementias resulting from Alzheimer’s disease and stroke
  • Mental retardation and other learning disabilities
  • Mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and manic-depressive illness
  • Alcoholism and other substance abuse problems
  • Inability to process knowledge due to factors such as aging and head trauma
  • Disabilities due to disorders of the developing nervous system

More than 300 faculty hold NRC appointments, and are on the faculties of the Medical SchoolSchool of Public HealthSchool of NursingSchool of Dentistry, and School of Biomedical Informatics . Departments with significant NRC research activities within the Medical School include Neurobiology and AnatomyNeurologyNeurosurgeryOphthalmology and Visual SciencePsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.

NRC activities are guided by an executive committee appointed by the President of the Health Science Center. Members include: John Byrne, Michael Blackburn, Pramod Dash, Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Amy Franklin, Ralph Frankowski, Cameron Jeter, Louis McCullough, Ponnada Narayana, Joy Schmitz, Jair Soares and Nitin Tandon.

Neuroscience Research Center

The University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
6431 Fannin St
Suite MSB 7.046
Houston, TX 77030

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