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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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Dr. Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, Deputy Director of NIH BRAIN Initiative

Dr. Beckel-Mitchener has been serving as acting deputy director of the BRAIN Initiative alongside Dr. John Ngai, who was named BRAIN Initiative director in January 2020.

March 08, 2021
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Evaluating the validity of flexible models… Astrocytes control inhibitory neural synapses… The future of open source optogenetic data in non-human primates… A brain region that can predict the future…

February 26, 2021
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A recently issued BRAIN Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) will support the dissemination of promising technologies and resources generated from BRAIN awards, fostering collaborations and integrating these research innovations into research practice.

February 25, 2021
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A message to the community from the Directors of the Institutes, Centers, and Offices involved in the NIH BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

February 12, 2021
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This next workshop series of 2021 will bring together non-invasive neuroimaging tool developers, neuroscientists, engineers, and industry partners to discuss emerging tools and pathways for disseminating current imaging technologies. Please join us on Feb.

February 11, 2021
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In the second of several planned for 2021, these workshops – co-hosted by the NIH BRAIN Initiative and the NIH Blueprint – will bring together experts to explore emerging questions on the upcoming ramp-up of the NIH BRAIN Initiative’s cell census and atlas-ing efforts. Please join us on Feb.

February 05, 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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Creating a 3D atlas of nerve innervation in the pancreas…Instinct and experience drive the cortical plasticity needed for maternal behavior…A new central amygdala fear circuit…Shedding light on visual discrimination circuits in primates….

January 29, 2021
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Please join us for two virtual NIH BRAIN Initiative meetings on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Videocast will be available for the BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group meeting and for the open session of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group meeting.

January 22, 2021