The BRAIN Initiative supports the development of a diverse portfolio of biomolecular tools and emphasizes their rapid and broad dissemination to the research community. Browse the Addgene collection of plasmids created with support from the BRAIN Initiative.
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is designed to support teams of investigators that seek to cross boundaries of interdisciplinary collaboration to elucidate the contributions of dynamic circuit activity to a specific behavioral or neural system. Applications are encouraged to propose adventurous and challenging goals that can only be tackled by a synergistic team-based approach and have the potential to be transformative and/or to enable significant advances.
June 29-30, 2021: The goal of this NIH BRAIN Initiative workshop is to bring together cross-disciplinary investigators to discuss the potential for human translation of next-generation circuit therapies for disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). The focus will be on the use of innovative and novel tools, which includes optogenetics, chemogenetics, and gene editing, as well as cutting-edge approaches to neuromodulation. Sessions will discuss existing approaches to circuit manipulation, advances in gene therapy approaches, and how they may inform future CNS circuit therapies.
BRAIN Scientists John Maunsell and Tirin Moore are among the newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences.
New ways to classify and study spinal cord neurons could inform therapies for illness or injury
This Notice informs interested applicants that funding opportunity announcement (FOA) RFA-EB-20-002, "BRAIN Initiative: Theories, Models and Methods for Analysis of Complex Data from the Brain (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)" has been amended with an additional receipt date. The expiration date remains September 15, 2021.
Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders