About the Collaboratory

The Collaboratory will combine the creativity and high rate of discovery that is a defining feature of our academic research programs with the productivity and efficiency characteristic of corporate research. It will ultimately be equipped to conduct studies for 13 independent neuroscience labs in the department.  In addition, the Collaboratory will enable our departmental research programs to develop and incorporate new, state-or the art techniques.

To accomplish this, the Collaboratory will be fully resourced and staffed with a devoted team comprised of a faculty director and multiple technical positions. In addition, existing researchers will devote time to the Collaboratory.  Additional resources will include existing departmental instrumentation and multiple sources of revenue. 


Centralizing aspects of the scientific workflow should enable individual researchers to better focus their efforts on activities that directly lead to scientific discovery. A partial listing includes the following:

Conducting prioritized research studies

Training of staff and students

Optimizing protocols

Disseminating technical expertise

Incorporating state of the art technical expertise

Regulatory compliance

Coordinating with University offices (e.g., ARC)

Purchasing/Budget management


Support provided by the Charles E. Kubly Mental Health Research Center, Klein Bioimaging Facility, and the Department of Biomedical Sciences.