Mission Bay

The UCSF Mission Bay campus is our newest and continuously evolving site, and serves as a combined research and clinical campus and biotechnology hub. Located on 57 acres of land in the Mission Bay neighborhood south of SoMa, this campus now houses some of the most exciting and innovative research labs in the country. Sandler Neurosciences Center, the research hub of the department completed in 2012, has laboratories headed by principal investigators from the UCSF Department of Neurology, the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND), and the Center for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN). Together with Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Hall and the newly established Weill Institute for Neurosciences, this makes Mission Bay one of the largest neuroscience complexes in the world. The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences was founded in April 2016 following a $185 million gift from Joan and Sanford I. Weill, with the vision of uniting three UCSF departments - Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery - as well as the Neuroscience Graduate Program in a single 270,000 square foot research complex that opened in October 2021. This furthers UCSF's tradition of constant collaboration between basic science, disease-oriented and clinical researchers, allowing for novel connections that might otherwise not be possible.

In addition to laboratory space and the Neurosciences Clinical Research Unit (NCRU), several of our clinical services are located within the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at Mission Bay, including Multiple Sclerosis, Memory and Aging, Movement Disorders, Neurorecovery, and Complex Diagnosis Clinics.

Adult residents spend several months at Mission Bay during their neuropsychiatry/behavioral, UC subspecialty and MS rotations, as well as a total of three months at Benioff Children's Hospital during the Child Neurology Hospitalist (R2 year), Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (R3 year) and Neurological Intensive Care Nursery/Clinic (R4 year) rotations. Child neurology fellows are based at Benioff Children's Hospital, with the division offices located across the street from the hospital in Mission Hall. One Wednesday afternoon conference per month is held in Rock Hall, generally focused on child neurology topics Brain Club highlighting basic and translational research in the neurosciences.