Our Mission

The Institute for Mind and Biology at The University of Chicago supports scientific research answering fundamental questions about the mind and its dynamic interactions with the biological systems of the body. We study these interactions in their behavioral and social contexts to further our understanding of psychology and identify the specific cellular and genetic mechanisms that mediate the reciprocal interactions between the mind and biology.

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Research in the News

Dr. Brian Prendergast's new research to be published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows, for the first time, that measurement of seasonal time has an epigenetic component  Epigenetics refers to an alteration in gene expression that occurs without a change in the sequence of DNA molecules.

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