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Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Dedicated to improving outcomes for persons suffering from disorders of the nervous system

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute's mission is to bring together the scientific community in a dynamic, collaborative organization that advances discovery of neuroscience-related disease mechanisms and therapeutic strategies, as well as disseminates and applies this knowledge to prevent, treat and cure disease.


Stark Neurosciences Research Institute investigators can join eight research interest groups, from addiction to spinal cord injuries.

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The Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program trains students for research and teaching careers in academics, institutes, industries or hospitals.

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Faculty Investigators

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute members join together from several departments within IU School of Medicine and IUPUI to advance research. 

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100+ investigators
84 million dollars in NIH funding 
8 research interest groups

Investigator spotlight

6815-Apostolova, Liana

Liana G. Apostolova, MS, MD, FAAN

Distinguished Professor

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27419-Lasagna Reeves, Cristian

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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Exponential growth in research funding

Stark Neuroscience Research Institute investigators at IU School of Medicine received more National Institute of Health grant funding in 2019—$84.2 million—than ever before in its 17-year history, an increase of 162 percent since 2016. Alzheimer's disease grants comprise a large majority of the funding. 

Our research is not only reflected across departments at IU School of Medicine, but at several universities and institutions, such as Purdue University, the Jackson Laboratory and Sage Bionetworks.



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Neuroscience Research

A glimpse into the lives of investigators at Stark Neuroscience Research Institute. IU School of Medicine has deemed neuroscience as a top priority of the school's research.