Foundation, universities announce 0M for brain research

Like? Share with your friends.FacebookGoogle PlusTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmail Johns Hopkins University has joined a $100 million collaborative, funded largely by a private investor behind the Obama Administration’s Brain Initiative, that will create three neuroscience institutes for research aimed at better understanding how the brain functions. Half of the money is coming from the Kavli Foundation, which supports scientific research, and the other half is from institutes of higher learning. His expertise spans neuroscience, statistics, engineering, and computer science, and he has ongoing projects to develop new tools for monitoring and manipulating neural activity in rodents. Hopkins already has a renowned neuroscience program and Richard L. Huganir, the inaugural director of the new institute, said the additional funding will help take its research to a higher level. Those institutes will be based at…


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