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             John J. Ngai, Ph.D.


From the BRAIN Director

The Great Unknown
April 5, 2022

Imagine looking up on a clear night and instead of seeing the giant celestial smear that is the Milky Way, visualizing every individual star as a crystal-clear sparkle of light. That was my reaction 8 years ago when I laid eyes on the first data to emerge from the BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Consortium.

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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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