National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NINDS Mission

The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

To support this mission, NINDS:

  • Supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research through grants-in-aid, contracts, scientific meetings, and through research in its own laboratories, and clinics.
  • Funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise and ensure a vibrant, talented, and diverse work force.
  • Promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

NIH Neurological Institute
P.O. Box 5801
MD 20824
United States


Call +1 (800) 352-9424


Kenneth  Fischbeck Kenneth Fischbeck

Dr. Fischbeck is a neurologist at the US National Institutes of Health who has experience in hereditary neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disease research.

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Carsten Bonnemann Carsten Bonnemann