Who We Are

Who We Are

Brain Neurons


The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.


NINDS Staff Directory

Locate contact information for all NINDS staff.

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Program Directors

Program Directors oversee the research activities in one or more parts of the Institute's research funding program, managing a portfolio of grants and contracts and coordinating program efforts in these specifically defined areas of neuroscience research.

Walter Koroshetz, Director of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Director's Corner

Walter J. Koroshetz , M.D., is the Director of NINDS and shares research and disorders information through his Director's Messages, blogs, and social media postings.

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Advisory Council

The National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council (NANDSC) advises the NINDS Director on matters related to the NINDS mission and provides a second level of extramural peer review.

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Board of Scientific Counselors

An external peer review committee that rigorously evaluates Division of Intramural (DIR) scientists on their research program’s long-term objectives, accomplishments, innovation, relevance to the NINDS mission and overall quality and impact.

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Donate to NINDS

Individuals and organizations can donate to the NINDS Gift Fund to support the mission of the NINDS.