UCLA scientists receive prestigious BRAIN Initiative grant from NIH

Daniel Aharoni/UCLA Health The microscopes will visualize individual neurons expressing calcium-triggered fluorophores, which light up when specific wavelengths of light are shined on them. Five UCLA scientists have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a study that could provide a better understanding of how neural circuits in the brain process, encode, store and retrieve information. The three-year, $2.3 million grant will support the team’s work to develop methods for recording the activity of intact neural networks in living animals. The funding is through the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative, which was first announced by President Barack Obama in 2013. With more than 500 neuroscientists throughout campus, UCLA is well positioned to play a significant role in the effort. The investigators, led by Dr. Peyman Golshani, a UCLA associate…


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