Weill Awards Drive Neuroscience Discovery

Meet five outstanding winners of the UCSF Weill Award and discover how their work could revolutionize the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Patient Care

UCSF Health places patients at the center of multidisciplinary teams that deliver the most effective therapies and offer access to trailblazing clinical trials.


From basic science to clinical research, leading scientists work together to isolate and repair the biological causes of brain disorders, hastening the translation of discovery to cure.


Top-ranked programs in the neurosciences educate the next generation of health leaders, empowering students to break through scientific and societal barriers to discovery.

Centers & Programs

Each department within the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences features nationally renowned centers, clinics and programs dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of brain health.

Department of Neurology

Department of Neurological Surgery

Department of Psychiatry

Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neuroscience Graduate Program

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UCSF Weill Awards

Joseph DeRisi, PhD, Samuel Pleasure, MD, PhD, and Michael Wilson, MD
Susanna Rosi, PhD, and Peter Walter, PhD
Riley Bove, MD, Kate Rankin, PhD, and Stephan Sanders, BMBS, PhD
Arnold Kriegstein, MD, PhD, and Yin Shen, PhD
Brian Shoichet, PhD, and Mark Von Zastrow, MD, PhD

New Territory

rendering of Weill Neurosciences Building

Plans are underway to construct a six-story, 270,000-square-foot building that will serve as the headquarters of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The new building will bring together psychiatry bench lab research with other basic neurosciences research, as well as clinical and support spaces, to drive advances aimed at new treatments for disorders of the brain and nervous system. Combined with the nearby Sandler Neurosciences Center and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall, the neuroscience complex at UCSF Mission Bay will become one of the largest in the world.

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