The Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience seeks to provide a new understanding of the origins, development, and function of the nervous system and its capacity to produce perception, thought, language, memory, emotion, and action.

MPFI brings together outstanding scientists with a broad range of expertise in a cohesive, collaborative environment designed to stimulate the development of novel approaches to understanding the structure, function, and development of neural circuits.

Meet our Scientists


Our Labs

Our scientists work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and diseases.

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Scientific Cores

Providing researchers with in-house access to top of the line technology and expertise is one of the things that sets MPFI apart from other research institutions.

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Alumni Research Groups

True to the Max Planck Society mission of spreading scientific excellence, some Research Group Leaders have transitioned into positions at prestigious Universities.

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Recent Publications