Labs & Centers

Center for Neuroscience

Combining world-class basic scientific research with contract R&D to advance programs in sleep and circadian rhythms, cognition, pain and addiction, obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes

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Discovery and evaluation of treatments for neurological disorders

SRI Biosciences’ Center for Neuroscience combines world-class basic science with contract research to provide an ideal environment for partnering with clients and advancing research and development programs. Together with the human sleep research team in the Center for Health Sciences, SRI Biosciences offers a full range of translational research opportunities.

The Center for Neuroscience conducts basic and translational research in the areas of human sleep and sleep disorders, cognition, pain and addiction, obesity, osteoporosis, and type 2 diabetes using methodologies such as molecular biology, electrophysiology, microdialysis, and behavioral testing. Our work includes National Institutes of Health-sponsored studies on the neurobiology of sleep and wakefulness and treatments for narcolepsy.

Our team facilitates the success of discovery programs by investigating the molecular basis of disease, identifying and validating novel therapeutic targets, and conducting in vitro and in vivo efficacy and safety assessments. Our translational research focus has provided critical Proof of Concept (POC) studies to support FDA Investigational New Drug (IND) files for several central nervous system indications.

Our specialized capabilities include a high-throughput screening core facility.


News & Events

Sleep Review, Sep 23, 2014

SRI Biosciences researcher Sarah Wurts Black describes the development of a model that offers a new approach to studying narcolepsy and exploring potential therapies.