Feb 8 2017
Announcing Big Ideas in Neuroscience Initiatives
Round 1, Phase 2, 2017-2021
For two years, seven interdisciplinary teams have been tackling fundamental problems in neuroscience. After rigorous review by a committee of ten faculty, the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is pleased to announce the selection of three outstanding teams to receive enhanced funding support for up to 5 years. Each initiative represents a big idea that could have a large impact on how we understand the brain, is driven by a highly interdisciplinary team and has demonstrated success and progress in phase 1.
Our goal is to incentivize cross-disciplinary teams working on important neuroscience and to keep the Big Ideas program alive and changing. We plan to offer another round of phase 1 funding in 2018.
The initiatives fall into the three target research categories of the Institute:
NeuroDiscovery - probing the inner workings of the brain
NeuroEngineering - creating innovative new technologies for interfacing with the brain
NeuroHealth - translating neuroscience discoveries into treatments
Tony Wyss-Coray (neurology), Aaron Gitler (genetics)
Creates a center for neurodegeneration research focusing on brain maintenance and regeneration, and the role of the immune system in these processes.