Our Mission 

Our mission is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory. 


Our Vision 

Understanding what makes us human is no small task. We have three primary areas of focus: 

  • Deciphering how information is coded and processed in the brain; 

  • Unraveling the codes within cells that govern their identity and function; and 

  • Characterizing and cataloguing the wide variety of cells that constitute the brain. 

Our Core Principles

Team Science

Our multidisciplinary teams embrace a collaborative and communicative style, offering unique perspectives and diverse experience to the scientific challenges we face.

Big Science

We tackle large-scale, ambitious projects that yield incredibly rich, robust data. We integrate this data with sophisticated technology so that it can be readily shared with the global scientific community for exploration, investigation and analysis.

Open Science

Our goal is to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and nurture medical breakthrough, so we free our research to the world.