NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center

The John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center brings multiple disciplines and institutes working together, sharing lab space and sharing ideas to improve the pace of neuroscience discovery. The Porter Center offers an environment conducive to collaborative research among scientists from all clinical departments of neuroscience, as well as researchers from clinical departments of neurology, psychiatry, neurosurgery, medicine and anesthesiology. It houses approximately 100 principal investigators from various institutes working in an integrated environment, sharing space and ideas. The design of the Porter Neuroscience Research Center promotes interaction and collaboration. As one of the world’s largest neuroscience research facilities, the Center will be a hub for groundbreaking scientific study. The building, constructed on a fast-track schedule, includes modern core facilities, a spectacular five-story atrium, a large vivarium, a 400-seat auditorium, a cafeteria, a self-service supply store, a snack stand and a coffee bar.