Labs & Centers

Center for Health Sciences

Applying state-of-the art technologies and methodologies to determine environmental, behavioral, and biological contributors to human health and illness

Two identical twin men
Members of SRI's Twin Research Registry

SRI Biosciences’ Center for Health Sciences carries out multidisciplinary research with government agencies, commercial clients and foundations. Our staff includes experts in medicine, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropsychiatry, clinical psychology, magnetic resonance physics and neuroimaging, computer science, human sleep, psychophysiology, behavioral pharmacology, molecular genetics, genetic epidemiology, biostatistics and public health. Together with the research teams in the Center for Neuroscience, SRI Biosciences offers a full range of translational research opportunities.

Program Overview

  • Addiction
  • Aging research 
  • Behavioral pharmacology
  • Biostatistics and public health
  • Health surveys and long-term tracking of study populations
  • Human sleep
  • MR physics and neuroimaging
  • Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropsychiatry and clinical psychology
  • Psychophysiology
  • Twins research
  • Molecular genetics and genetic epidemiology

The group’s many years of experience in research are applied to the R&D needs of our collaborators, partners and clients, and include the design, management, and analysis of

  • Basic research studies
  • Clinical trials
  • Health surveys and disease follow-ups
  • Long-term tracking of study populations
  • Psychological and behavioral assessment
  • Monitoring of a wide range of risk factors
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research services and facilities

SRI Biosciences also operates the Pfefferbaum Animal Imaging Facility as a service center available on a pay-for-use basis for approved outside researchers. Collaborations with SRI researchers are invited; please contact us.