The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Neurosciences Building establishes a welcoming new home for patients, researchers and clinicians at UCSF's Mission Bay campus. The six-floor, 282,500-square-foot building houses clinics and research centers, as well as laboratory, engineering and computational research space. It opened its doors in July 2021.

This building is designed to foster the partnerships that can fuel medical breakthroughs by bringing world-class researchers and doctors from different neuroscience disciplines together under one roof. It features state-of-the-art equipment and inviting spaces for meetings and collaboration.

Spacious and awash in natural light, the building reflects the bright future UCSF envisions for the field of neurosciences. With the help of new technologies, many mysteries of the human brain are being explained. Experts believe these advances, together with discoveries in related scientific fields, have placed us on the cusp of a neuroscientific revolution.

Patient care at the neurosciences building

Patients find unhurried, expert and compassionate care here, as well as:

  • The latest diagnostic technologies
  • Convenient access to doctor visits, imaging and lab tests, infusion services and a compounding pharmacy in a single location
  • A streamlined intake process, with a neurologist reviewing all records before the first visit to make sure every patient gets the right care fast
  • A new diagnostic clinic, providing rapid comprehensive testing to diagnose the most baffling neurological symptoms
  • An integrated team of doctors, nurses, neuropsychologists, physical therapists and social workers, all focused on neurological health
  • A curbside patient pickup/drop-off area and valet parking services
  • Design features that accommodate patients with neurological conditions

About the Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The Weill Institute for Neurosciences, made possible by a gift from philanthropists Joan and Sanford Weill, was established in 2016 with an ambitious goal: to solve some of the most complex challenges of the human brain and relieve suffering from neurological and psychiatric diseases.

The institute broke down the silos that have historically separated neuroscience disciplines by uniting three UCSF departments – neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences – as well as the Neurosciences Graduate Program and the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Thanks to the Weill's gift, the institute is able to conduct high-risk, high-reward research and attract some of the brightest minds in neuroscience from around the globe.

The new neurosciences building will serve as the operational heart of the institute, as well as the UCSF headquarters of Neurohub, a network of neuroscientists from institutions across the United States.