The Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science (GCBS) was established to advance the understanding of complex biological processes
and to train next generation scientists in state-of-the-art biomolecular measurements, especially in the field of neuroscience.
Collaborations include Indiana University's world-class Departments of Biology,
Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Physics,
Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience,
and the School of Medicine.
Vast new research in neurosciences creates unprecedented opportunities to understand human brain functions, mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, the molecular basis of learning and memory, and the roots of chronic pain and addiction.
Traditionally-trained scientists (in the fields of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, membrane biophysics, pharmacology, physiology, and psychology) already have made major contributions to modern neuroscience. Training next-generation researchers requires an even greater emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. The GCBS is organized to facilitate and incentivize such collaborations.