The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, was established to integrate neuroscience faculty across the University. The broad goal is to use the power of diverse research approaches to address central questions in neuroscience.

The faculty of the Institute include over 50 researchers with state-of-the-art laboratories from the Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology, Psychology, Physics, and Integrative Biology in the College of Letters and Sciences; the Department of Chemical Engineering in the College of Chemistry, the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management in the College of Natural Resources; the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute; the School of Public Health; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from the College of Engineering; and the School of Optometry's Program in Vision Sciences.

The Institute also administers the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Students admitted to the program may work with any affiliated faculty and are fully supported for the duration of their graduate work.

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