Institute for Translational Neuroscience


The Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN) was established in 2007 as a University-wide presidential initiative to promote the transfer of discoveries in the basic neurosciences to clinical practice. The institute is charged to enhance basic science discovery with new knowledge leading to subsequent clinical trials and establishment of new therapeutic principles or tools.

We aim to attract and recruit top scientists to shape discoveries that will lead to tomorrow's cures. The institute exemplifies how different disciplines, departments, and centers can work together in partnership to evolve neurological disease research at the University of Minnesota.

Founding centers

These world-class centers embrace and advance the institute's mission:

Learn more about our centers


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Moving promising neuroscience research forward



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Discoveries happen where disciplines meet


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Combining powerhouse research and clinical care to impact lives