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The scientists, students and staff of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute at IU School of Medicine, in partnership with health professionals in government and industry, are firmly dedicated to bringing together neurosciences faculty at IU School of Medicine into a dynamic, organizational arrangement to advance knowledge of the nature of neurosciences diseases and associated conditions and to disseminate that knowledge to the prevention, treatment and cure of affected individuals.

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute has several major research foci with interdisciplinary teams working on addiction, neurodegeneration (including Alzheimer’s disease), neuropsychiatric disorders, pain and spinal cord injury/traumatic brain injury. Success depends upon—and reflect a commitment to—integrity and excellence in endeavors and a desire through research to ultimately improve the outcomes for persons suffering devastating disorders of the nervous system.

Faculty Spotlight

Fletcher A. White, MS,  PhD

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia
William A. Truitt, PhD

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Membership Benefits

Faculty investigators at the Full or Associate level benefit from:

  • Access to Stark Neurosciences Research Institute shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to Stark Neurosciences Research Institute’s communications, including Seminar Notices, RFAs, grant announcements and special events
  • Preferential scheduling for Stark Neurosciences Research Institute shared facilities
  • Access to thematic research groups within Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
  • Participation in Medical Neuroscience PhD and MD/PhD programs
  • Full members eligible for leadership positions within Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Faculty investigators at the Affiliate level benefit from:

  • Access to Stark Neurosciences Research Institute shared facilities at a reduced rate
  • Access to Stark Neurosciences Research Institute’s communications, including Seminar Notices, RFAs, grant announcements and special events
  • Access to thematic research groups within Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
  • Participation in Medical Neuroscience PhD and MD/PhD programs
Research

Research

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute investigators are organized into Research Focus Groups.
Education

Education

The Medical Neuroscience education program trains students for research and teaching careers in academic, institute, industrial or hospital settings.
Faculty Investigators

Faculty Investigators

Membership in the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is organized into categories of investigators: primary, clinical, associate and affiliate.