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About CIBR

About CIBR

Collaborating to Cure Neurological Disorders

In contrast to conventional therapies that alleviate symptoms, the center’s goal is to identify and correct the underlying causes of neurological disorders. To accomplish this, the center’s researchers integrate knowledge at the genetic, molecular, cellular, network and behavioral levels to better understand a wide spectrum of neuronal functions and brain-related diseases. By unraveling how these facets work together to spawn disorders, our researchers are setting the stage for innovative, comprehensive therapies that cure those disorders.

World-Class Neuroscience Team

Since his arrival at Seattle Children’s in 2008, CIBR Director Dr. Nino Ramirez has been assembling a team of renowned neuroscience experts. As midcareer researchers, these investigators bring not only established expertise and funding, but also a willingness to work together toward cures that improve the lives of children and families worldwide. A primary mission of the research faculty is the training and mentorship of a new generation of talented young investigators. Collaboration with clinicians at Seattle Children’s Hospital is also an essential part of our research effort, resulting in research that is relevant to patients and families, as well as an opportunity to see our research results translated into real-world solutions.

How You Can Support Our Research

More than half of the kids who come to Seattle Children’s will live with conditions that they will have for the rest of their lives. Research can give them a different future.

Make a Donation

Visit give.seattlechildrens.org. Under designation, select “Other” and enter Center for Integrative Brain Research.

Join a Guild

Seattle Children’s Research Institute works with the Seattle Children's Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.

Learn about some of the guilds that support our research:

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