The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) at UC Berkeley is the nexus for campus-wide multidisciplinary neuroscience research. HWNI is a collaborative research community of over 60 faculty members in 12 academic departments. HWNI aids its faculty by coordinating major research initiatives, running the Neuroscience PhD Program, and supporting six leading-edge technology centers. The mission of HWNI is to harness the unique strengths in UC Berkeley’s world leading programs in engineering, chemistry, biology, psychology, statistics and computation to build next-generation experimental, analytical and theoretical approaches to probe neuronal function. We seek to understand how the brain generates behavior and cognition, and to better understand, diagnose, and treat neurological diseases.