Jupiter Neuroscience Building Construction Underway

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
rendering of neuroscience building

Construction is underway on a building on the John D. MacArthur Campus in Jupiter that will create new jobs, accommodate more students in the STEM fields, and increase opportunities for funded research. Thanks to a generous $35 million investment from the state — the largest public investment in a research facility in university history — the FAU Neuroscience Building will add 58,000 square feet of critically needed laboratory space to accommodate our rapid growth in Jupiter.

The building will house the FAU Brain Institute and allow for expansion of collaborative research in neuroscience and other STEM areas — especially with our partners Scripps Florida and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. FAU Jupiter is the only place on Earth where Max Planck and Scripps — the top two biomedical research institutes in the world — are co-located. This provides unparalleled educational opportunities for our students to learn from, and conduct research alongside, some of the most brilliant scientists in the world.

I am so excited about the possibilities this facility presents. Not only will it allow FAU to make an immediate economic impact on our region; it also will launch the Jupiter campus into the future as a hub of scientific research and STEM education that will rival the best in the world. Better diagnoses — and treatments — for devastating brain disorders such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism, and more are within reach, and I am confident that FAU Jupiter researchers will be part of these important discoveries.

For a sneak peek at the new facility, including regularly updated construction photos, visit https://www.fau.edu/jupiter/neuro-building/.