Proceeds from this tie support the LSU Neuroscience Center for Excellence.
The Neuroscience Center pursues multidisciplinary neuroscience research and education. The primary mission of the Center is to foster and conduct science of the highest caliber that advances the understanding of brain function and diseases that affect the nervous system. The Neuroscience Center has research programs relevant to the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease, pain, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, brain and spinal cord injury, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, blinding eye diseases, schizophrenia, and developmental and hearing disorders.
These diseases have no cure at the present time; thus, new knowledge about their molecular and cellular bases contribute to the understanding of their pathophysiology and to the development of therapeutic approaches that include prevention and slowing down their initiation, progression and/or halting their consequences.