The University of Rhode Island George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience focuses its research, teaching, and outreach on neurodegenerative diseases and disorders, like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS. It draws on the expertise of more than 30 scientists from across the University who study brain disorders and diseases from multiple perspectives and disciplines. The faculty — from pharmacy, engineering, psychology, chemistry, communicative disorders and more — participate in the University’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program established in 2011.