The BRAIN Initiative at LabRoots’ 9th Annual Neuroscience Virtual Conference

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Join us today for a virtual event that will bring together NIH BRAIN program staff, BRAIN-funded investigators, and the neuroscience community to discuss the latest findings in our understanding of the human brain, neuropsychiatric disorders, and behavior. 

The LabRoots 9th Annual Neuroscience Virtual Conference will feature presentations on integrating theories of the brain, neurodegenerative disorders, and mental health in the age of COVID-19. The event will take place today from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST).

This year’s program showcases the work of BRAIN-funded investigators who have successfully integrated conceptual theories of brain function. Throughout the conference, they will discuss the latest quantitative, data-driven (artificial intelligence and machine learning), and theory-driven (mechanistic) approaches used in their research. Talks will culminate in a live debate discussion where attendees can offer feedback on organizing emerging theories of brain function.

Don’t miss the keynote panel led by Drs. John Ngai, Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, and Mohammad M. Ghassemi, NIH Data Scholar and Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University.  During this session, members of the NIH BRAIN Initiative program team will discuss current and future directions of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, followed by a live Q&A with attendees.

Panel speakers include:

  • Dr. James Gnadt, Program Director, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Dr. Grace Peng, Director of Mathematical Modeling, Simulation and Analysis, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
  • Dr. Susan Wright, Program Director for Big Data and Computational Science, Division of Neuroscience and Behavior, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  • Dr. Hsiao Yu (Christina) Fang, Scientific Program Manager, Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience, NINDS

In addition to presentations, the LabRoots virtual platform encompasses an interactive poster hall, live chat, exhibit hall, networking lounge, and opportunities for Continuing Education credit.

The event is free, and registration is open to anyone! Register here. For more information and the full agenda, check out the LabRoots event website.