The Human BioMolecular Research Institute (HBRI) is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit research institute doing basic research for the public good. HBRI was founded in December of 1997. The institute is located in the heart of Biotech Beach in San Diego, California.


The research programs at HBRI are focused on the development of fundamental information useful to understand and ameliorate human diseases of the central nervous system. Included in the areas of study are: Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s disease, depression, attention deficit disorder, drug abuse, chronic pain and smoking cessation. HBRI takes a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the molecular basis for disease and developing medications to combat the disease.

HBRI receives the majority of its funding from the National Institute of Health and other Federal and State programs. The institute interacts extensively with the scientific community and the public through
collaborations, presentations, publications and community service.

Mission Statement

HBRI's mission is to conduct basic research related to disorders of the central nervous system and help develop new therapeutic agents that address these disorders and promote scientific learning through community service and public access.