3 people to watch in neuroscience in 2016

As the year winds down, STAT reporters are taking a look at the stories they’re most eager to track in 2016. We’ll be running these daily through Dec. 31. Look for more New Year’s predictions here.  President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative is the biggest thing in brain science, and as such it’s what we at STAT have got our eyes on for neuroscience advances in the year ahead. The initiative awarded its first $46 million in grants in September 2014 and the next $38 million a year later. Although the projects are funded for three years, scientists have already reported interim findings, such as how they used designer molecules to turn mouse neurons on and off. Here are three groups to watch in 2016: D. Kacy Cullen, University of Pennsylvania Cullen and his colleagues are in hot…


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