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From the BRAIN Director

Diversity as a Means of Achieving Research Excellence
May 24, 2021

“We stand on the verge of a great journey into the unknown – the interior terrain of thinking, feeling, perceiving, learning, deciding, and acting to achieve our goals – that is the special province of the human brain … No single researcher or discovery will solve the brain’s mysteries.” – BRAIN 2025 strategic vision

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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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