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             John J. Ngai, Ph.D.


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Just Published: Brain Connectivity Workshop Series Report
August 12, 2021

Since its inception, the BRAIN Initiative© has had its sights set on fully mapping the human brain. To accomplish this goal, the NIH BRAIN Initiative recently partnered with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science to co-host a workshop series that brought together experts to discuss state-of-the-art technologies, opportunities and challenges in mapping complete atlases of brain connectivity (or wiring diagrams) in mammals.

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About the BRAIN Director


John J. Ngai

John J. Ngai, Ph.D. is the Director of the NIH's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative. Dr. Ngai earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from Pomona College, Claremont, California, ... 

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