Neurogenesis is the life-long natural production and integration of new nerve cells in the brain. QBI neuroscientists are exploring ways to stimulate neurogenesis (the brain's innate ability to produce new nerve cells) which offers the very real hope that normal brain function, especially memory, can one day be enhanced. Our goal is to regulate neurogenesis in ways that allow for the replacement of nerve cells lost or damaged though stroke, trauma or neurodegenerative illness.