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From the BRAIN Director: Expanding the impact of neuroscience research

The BRAIN Initiative continues to fund cross-cutting and accelerated discovery in neuroscience across a diverse network of institutions and organizations, laboratories, researcher fields, and geographic locations. 
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Lucas Tian

Dr. Lucas Tian is an F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study the neural mechanisms of behavior. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News

BRAIN Initiative Alliance Toolmakers Newsletter – November 2023

Have you read the latest BRAIN Initiative Alliance newsletter featuring innovative software tools? BRAIN scientists are invited to share their tools with the scientific community in the Toolmakers Newsletter. These newsletters spotlight BRAIN Initiative investigators with tools, technologies, or theories ready for distribution to the research community to advance neurotechnology.  

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

From the BRAIN Director: Personalized Cures on the Horizon - A Fresh Take on Established Technologies

Technology is the backbone of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative, or The BRAIN Initiative®. In a virtuous cycle of technology and knowledge, new tools open doors for discovery, which in turn drive the design of new and better tools.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Deadline extension for 10th Annual BRAIN Initiative Conference symposia submissions

Share your science! The deadline for submitting symposium proposals for the 10th Annual BRAIN Conference has been extended. Join us for our full Conference agenda June 17 - 18, 2024 in Bethesda, MD to discuss and explore exciting scientific developments, new directions, and collaborations that have grown from a decade of BRAIN

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming BRAIN-related lectures and symposia at Neuroscience 2023

Are you attending Neuroscience 2023? Join these exciting BRAIN-relevant talks, sessions, and symposia at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference

In our final blog post for our series highlighting the various events at this year’s Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting, we showcase below a collection of lectures, symposia, and other sessions featuring BRAIN Initiative investigators, Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG) members, and BRAIN Initiative Alliance members.  

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming BRAIN-related events, socials, and sessions at Neuroscience 2023

Are you going to the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference November 11 – 15, 2023? Join these exciting BRAIN-relevant events, socials, and sessions. 

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Upcoming BRAIN Initiative Alliance networking event at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting

Join the BRAIN Initiative Alliance on November 12, 2023, at the Tools, Tech and Theory Social during the 2023 Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.  

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN-funded resource FlyWire to host two fall workshops on analysis of the Drosophila connectome

The two virtual workshops, taking place on November 8 and November 21, will provide opportunities to learn more about FlyWire, a human-AI collaboration for reconstructing the full brain connectome of Drosophila. Registration is now open.

  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Alex Lesicko

Dr. Alex Lesicko is an F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to investigate auditory neuroscience. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.
  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding
  • Neuroscience News