Welcome to the NeuroNET Research Center!
The NeuroNET (Neuroscience Network of East Tennessee) Research Center started July of 2014. It was created in response to the rapidly growing Neuroscience research and teaching presence across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), the UT Medical Center of Knoxville (UTMCK) and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Currently, the Center comprises more than 100 members whose research spans 5 broad areas of Neuroscience.
The Center includes a unique set of resources, research capabilities, and clinical expertise that are strengthened through interactions with other interdisciplinary organizations at UTK and UTMCK, such as the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), the Institute for Biomedical Engineering (iBME), and the UT Medical Center Brain and Spine Institute. These interactions have led to external funding from the Kavli Foundation, and have helped launch the Pat Summitt Alzheimer's Clinic at the UT Medical Center.
A major goal of the NeuroNET Research Center is to facilitate collaborative Neuroscience research between Center members, as well as fostering collaborations with external neuroscientists. In support of that goal, we bring in external speakers, hold annual research retreats, organize regular networking events, support grant writing workshops coordinated through the Office of Research and Engagement, and provide seed funding for new interdisciplinary neuroscience research projects.
The NeuroNET Research Center also serves as the organizing center for coordinating and maximizing the success of 1) a new undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Neuroscience, 2) a local Society for Neuroscience Chapter, and 3) a student-led organization, Advancement of Neuroscience at UT. Together with these groups, NeuroNET is working to enhance Neuroscience research, education, and outreach within our individual institutions and the surrounding community.