The Center for Innovation in Brain Science (CIBS) was created to address the challenge that... the 21st century there is not a single cure for a single neurodegenerative disease. 


“The human brain, with its 86 billion neurons and matching number of glial cells, along with thousands of signaling pathways and 400 miles of blood vessels, is complex and rich in computational power. For each of us, the brain creates the rich tapestry of a life that is uniquely ours. 

At the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, we use the brain’s complexity to drive discovery and creation of precision cures for neurodegenerative disease.”



Roberta Diaz Brinton Ph.D.

Director CIBS

CIBS is an all brains on deck research environment designed for integrated collaborative research through innovative team science. The CIBS team has expertise spanning discovery, translational, regulatory and clinical science.

Together, we are able to integrate our expertise to address complex issues with state-of-the-art technologies to conduct real science that really matters. CIBS investigators bring expertise in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), aging, bioenergetics of the brain, immunology, stem cell biology, big data computational systems biology and machine learning, animal models of neurodegenerative disease, drug design and synthesis, FDA regulatory and toxicology requirements and clinical trial design and conduct.

CIBS research is shifting the research paradigm with our patient inspired and data driven approach. By making human biology the starting point of our research and therapeutic development, we are creating precision medicine committed to generating cures for those who need a cure today.


Our Challenge : In the 21st Century there is not a SIngle Cure for a Single Neurodegenerative Disease.

Our Mission : Create Innovations in Brain Science of the Future for Those Who Need a Cure Today.

Our Vision : Vibrant Brains that Last a Lifetime.