The BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting

Re-visiting BRAIN’s Strategic Plan:


Accepting Input for the Working Group using





The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.


The 4th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting


The 4th Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting has concluded. If you attended the meeting, please complete the meeting survey. Your feedback will influence the meeting program for next year, and we greatly appreciate the time you take to provide your prospective on the meeting!


You can still view the meeting website to see the variety of exciting sessions that were held.



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Videos of each of the plenary sessions will be available:


View Day 1 Sessions


Walter Koroshetz (Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) – opening remarks


Bill Newsome (Stanford University) – morning plenary address


Doris Tsao (California Institute of Technology) – evening plenary address


View Day 2 Sessions


Francis Collins (Director, National Institutes of Health) – NIH Director’s remarks


Tom Sudhof (Stanford University) – morning plenary address


Huda Zoghbi (Baylor College of Medicine) – evening plenary address


View Day 3 Session


Re-Visioning the NIH BRAIN Initiative Town Hall


Speakers: Drs. Walter Koroshetz, Joshua Gordon, Catherine Dulac, John Maunsell, Bill Newsome


Accepting Input for the Working Group using


“This is a new culture bridging physicists, engineers, biologists, chemists . . . with a big emphasis on showing new results and discoveries.”  – Dr. Cornelia Bargmann (Rockefeller University)

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