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Dr. John Ngai, BRAIN Initiative Director

Meet Dr. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative.

March 09, 2021
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BRAIN Connectivity Workshop Series (Mapping Mammalian Bain Circuitry at Scale) Save the Dates (February 5 & 17 and March 5, 17 & 31). The NIH Brain Institute & US Department of Energy- Office of Science

The first of many planned for 2021, these workshops – co-hosted by the NIH BRAIN Initiative and Department of Energy (DOE) – will bring together experts to discuss neural circuit mapping, connectomics, and challenges in whole-brain mapping. Please join us on Feb.

February 01, 2021
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Research in Drosophila reveals context-dependent visual responses in a brain region thought to be involved in navigation during flight

January 14, 2021
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The BRAIN Initiative Alliance (BIA) website now offers a section for Toolmakers’ Resources, including the first issue of a new Toolmakers Newsletter, which features information about BRAIN Initiative tools, tech, and theories.

January 12, 2021
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7th Annual The BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

The 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting will take place virtually from June 15-17, 2021. 

December 22, 2020
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This three-part virtual series, a collaboration between the BRAIN Initiative Alliance and Neuromatch, highlighted an inspirational lineup of rising stars and outstanding experts in the field of neurotechnology.

November 24, 2020
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The BRAIN community may be interested in an upcoming workshop on Monday, November 9, 2020, which will discuss obstacles to translation and safety considerations for clinical applications of focused ultrasound for neuromodulation in humans. 

November 03, 2020
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The BRAIN community may be interested in several upcoming virtual events in October, including workshops, a town hall, and toolmaker series. Read this post to learn more about all of these exciting events.  

October 22, 2020
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Headshots of Drs. Jerold Chun, Duygu Kuzum, and Christopher D. Harvey

The 2020 NIH Director’s Awards include three BRAIN Initiative scientists, who have received grants through the High-Risk, High-Reward Program, Pioneer Award, and New Innovator Award.

October 21, 2020
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The NIH is still seeking input on how to enhance scientific and workforce diversity through the BRAIN Initiative. Public comments will be accepted until August 31, 2020.

August 26, 2020