The Semel Institute is a unique organization that hosts research into modern behavioral neuroscience, social policy and human culture. The bulk of this research is within its Research, Integrative and Clinical Centers, although the Institute also supports initiatives in clinical care at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Whilst a large number of researchers within the Semel Institute are drawn from within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, the diversity of projects integrates researchers from departments throughout UCLA and across the globe.
Our portfolio of research studies, projects and programs is vast ranging from the genetic molecule up to human communities. This work is supported by our various cores and labs providing assistance in the fields of neuroimaging, biostatistics and mass spectrometry, and is also supported by donations - large and small - from generous individuals.