A Brain Trust

The success of a new UCSB research program hinges on a community of inquiry and innovation across disciplinary lines Two years ago, the federal government launched the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, a large-scale partnership between public and private research institutions designed to catalyze discovery and innovation in neuroengineering. Rising to the challenge, UC Santa Barbara has established a campuswide program to foster such collaborative brain research. Now, the UCSB Brain Initiative has its own full-time campaign manager, neurophysiologist Bridget Queenan, who is the program’s associate director. A recent arrival from Johns Hopkins University, Queenan received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Georgetown University and holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harvard University. “The BRAIN Initiative asks scientists to fundamentally alter the landscape of brain research going…


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