Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Berkeley Lab's Paul Alivisatos, Jay Keasling, and John Ngai Attend Obama Announcement of BRAIN Initiative

Berkeley Lab’s Paul Alivisatos and Jay Keasling, along with John Ngai of the Physical Biosciences Division who directs UC Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, were at the White House yesterday for President Obama’s announcement of a major new initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. The President is proposing $100 million in his FY2014 budget to launch BRAIN – Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. Under this initiative, which stems from a paper co-authored by Alivisatos, real-time traffic maps will be created of the brain’s 10 billion neurons and 100 trillion connections to provide new insights into brain disorders. 

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