Why Join Us

Your brain is your entire world, and it’s ours too.

 Your brain is intimate.  It is personal.  In fact, your brain is your everything.  It powers your emotions, memories, expressions and thoughts.  It drives curiosity and fascination.  It enables you to achieve your goals and impact the world around you.

In stark contrast to the vast importance of the brain, our understanding of the brain remains one of the greatest challenges of today.  At MPFF and MPFI, we relentlessly pursue the boundaries of knowledge to uncover answers to fundamental questions about the brain.  Today, there is a large gap in what we know about the brain that limits significant advances in treatments and cures for brain disorders.

The Burden of Brain Disease

How many people do you know who’d been affected by brain disorders?

  • Depression
  • Autism
  • Schizophrenia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease


Brain disorders are causing premature death and are robbing individuals and their families of what would otherwise be productive and healthy years of life.

According to the World Health Organization, the annual treatment costs, along with the number of new cases of brain disorders and diseases, is rising at an alarming rate.

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Investment in Basic Science Leading to Cures Can Make All the Difference.


Basic research lays the framework for the process of scientific innovation — without it, practical application vanishes. New pharmaceutical and breakthrough medical therapies are only possible with new revelations supplied by basic science.

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