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National Institutes of Health

Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science (DNBBS)


The Division provides support for research programs in the areas of basic neuroscience, genetics, basic behavioral science, research training, resource development, technology development, drug discovery, and research dissemination. The Division has the responsibility, in cooperation with other components of the Institute and the research community, for ensuring that relevant basic science knowledge is generated and then harvested to create improved diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental and behavioral disorders.

Through the various programs housed in its branches and offices, the Division offers support for a spectrum of relevant extramural activities. By reviewing the program descriptions, investigators should be able to identify an appropriate contact. For the Division and each program we also provide Areas of High Priority and Areas of Emphasis. In addition, we continue to encourage innovative applications in any area relevant to the mission of the Institute.

Areas of High Priority


Linda S. Brady, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7204/MSC 9645

Deputy Director

Susan E. Koester, Ph.D.
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 7203/MSC 9645