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BRAIN 2.0 Transformative Projects Diagram (400px)

The NIH BRAIN Initiative announces awards for two-large scale projects that aim to transform neuroscience research and enhance our understanding of the human brain.  

September 22, 2022
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photo of Dr. John Ngai

In June, we hosted the 8th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting. I relish this yearly event as an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the incredible progress from this foundational In

August 09, 2022
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Flyer for a NanoNeuro 2022 event

The Neuro Technology Center (NTC) at Columbia University and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) are co-hosting an interdisciplinary symposium to explore the intersection of nanoscience and neuroscience on July 21, 2022.  

July 15, 2022
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photo of Dr. John Ngai

Last week marked my second anniversary as BRAIN Director, an amazing opportunity and challenge for which I am deeply grateful. Over the past two years, I’ve strived to maintain perspective about all that we do, and to be guided by others’ views and critiques.

June 02, 2022
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SPIE journal Neurophotonics has published the first of two extensive status reports on tools for brain science.

May 12, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

Post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Justin O’Hare, and colleagues publish landmark paper in Science, finding for the first time that intracellular calcium release plays a key role in how the brain adapts to new environments. 

May 05, 2022
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BRAIN Director, Dr. John Ngai

Imagine looking up on a clear night and instead of seeing the giant celestial smear that is the Milky Way, visualizing every individual star as a crystal-clear sparkle of light.

April 05, 2022
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Colorful pathways in a human brain.

The Concept to Clinic: Commercializing Innovation Education Program is designed to help current BRAIN-funded investigators from a research institution or early-stage start-up better understand how to take their innovative technology and apply it to an unmet market need.  

March 18, 2022
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BRAIN 2.0 Transformative Projects Diagram (400px)

BRAIN Initiative Director Dr John Ngai provides a Leading Edge overview of three ambitious “BRAIN 2.0 transformative projects” – a comprehensive human brain cell atlas project, the BRAIN microconnectivity project, and the precision access to brain cell types project – which

January 07, 2022