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The Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience

The Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience brings together researchers and clinicians throughout Saint Louis University who share a common interest in the neurosciences.

The center is comprised of 61 members and 18 associate members across six schools/colleges in 27 departments, institutes and centers. Together we foster multi-disciplinary neuroscience research ranging from molecular to clinical studies and promote excellence in undergraduate and graduate neuroscience education.

The center was established following a generous $300,000 endowment from Henry Nasrallah, M.D., chair of SLU's Department of Psychiatry over the past five years, and his wife, Amelia, a research psychologist.


The Center for Neuroscience will advance neuroscience research, education, clinical care and outreach activities across Saint Louis University and the broader St. Louis community. The center will become a pioneering leader in advancing SLU researchers' discoveries in the field of neuroscience that will ultimately have a major impact in patient care and in society.

We believe that we can elevate the Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience at Saint Louis University to national visibility and stature through collaborative research, education and clinical programs efforts.


The mission of the Center for Neuroscience is to:

  • Provide a unifying structure for a collaborative framework of the multitude of departments across Saint Louis University that composes its neuroscience community.
  • Draw from and inform multiple disciplines to unlock the mysteries of normal and abnormal nervous system function that will lead to translational discovery and invention of new approaches to treat nervous system disorders.
  • Transform our understanding of the nervous system in health and disease through discoveries that arise from these collaborative efforts.

Affiliated Schools/Colleges and Departments

College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department of Biology
  • Department of English
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology

College of Arts & Sciences

Doisy College of Health Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Clinical Health Sciences
  • Department of Communication Science & Disorders
  • Department of Occupational Therapy

Doisy College of Health Sciences

School of Medicine
  • Department of Anatomy, Center for Anatomical Science & Education
  • Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics

School of Medicine

The Center for Neuroscience Research Award (CNR)

The Center for Neuroscience Research Award (CNR) supports promising projects that have strong potential to attract external funding. CNR awards are aimed at supporting the collection of data or other pilot activities that the awardee will use as the basis for extramural grant applications. The CNR funds can be used for seed funding for a project, bridge funding or development of a new collaboration or area of research. Applications must be multidisciplinary and foster SLU collaborations.

We are now accepting applications. The deadline is September 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.

You can review the application guidelines and application package below.