Join us tomorrow for the 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

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BRAIN Initiative investigators meeting brain graphic.

The virtual meeting will feature a host of plenary sessions, symposia, research and trainee highlight talks, open dialogues, specialty sessions, networking opportunities, and more. It will take place on June 15-17, 2021. Register today!

Beginning tomorrow, the 7th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting will bring together BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, leadership from participating federal agencies, the  public, and others to share exciting scientific discoveries and new directions for BRAIN.

The three-day virtual event will include daily plenary talks, symposia sessions, research highlight talks, and over 600 posters! During these sessions, attendees will hear about the latest findings in BRAIN-related neuroscience research and tool development. Topics include recent work on vocal learning and language, the ethics of gene editing, novel brain stimulation devices, progress in building a human brain cell type atlas, approaches in computational psychiatry, novel receptors for precision control of neural circuits, research on the olfactory system, the diversity of the social brain, and much more.

Main meeting sessions will take place June 15-17 from 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM (EST). Check out the full agenda here and the meeting preview from NINDS Director Dr. Walter Koroshetz.

Plenary speakers include:

  • Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Investigator and Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Erich Jarvis, Investigator and Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Rockefeller University
  • Dr. Ed Lein, Senior Investigator and Affiliate Professor, Allen Institute for Brain Science, University of Washington
  • Dr. Mala Murthy, Professor, Princeton University
  • Dr. Danielle Bassett, Professor, University of Pennsylvania
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BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting event banner

The meeting will also feature trainee highlight awardee “flash talk” sessions, a science communications workshop, a session on engaging the next generation in STEM, and a dialogue on strategies to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion in neuroscience and daily life. On the second day, we will announce the winners of the 2021 Show Us Your BRAINs! Photo & Video Contest. Lastly, we’re hosting a pre-meeting neuroethics session on June 14 focused on improving neuroethics engagement among writers, neuroethicists, and scientists across academia and industry. Learn more about this session here.

This year, our virtual platform will offer networking opportunities, chat rooms, exhibit booths, online games (with prizes!), and on demand content. For more information and the full agenda, please visit the event website.

Registration is FREE and open to anyone! Please register here, and stay tuned for a recap of the meeting from BRAIN Director Dr. John Ngai.