Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
The Rockefeller University
Kavli Neural Systems Institute
Neuroscience is undergoing a convergence with fields such as bioengineering, nanoscience, and computer science that is expected to accelerate in the coming decades. The Kavli Neural Systems Institute (Kavli NSI) aims to be at the forefront of that shift, where multidisciplinary teams of scientists will work to develop new tools and novel approaches to meet the very biggest challenge’s in neuroscience.
The Kavli NSI fosters collaboration among Rockefeller’s dynamic community of scientists, including faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Together, they seek to generate new knowledge about the brain at many levels, from molecules to cells, and from circuits to the whole brain. The ultimate goal is to integrate these different neural systems into a comprehensive view of the brain.
The Kavli NSI brings together 36 faculty members, including co-directors Cori Bargmann, head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and 2012 Kavi Prize Laureate in Neuroscience, and Jeffrey Friedman, the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics. Leslie Vosshall, head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, serves as the associate director. Kavli NSI’s activities are overseen by a steering committee.
The Institute supports four types of initiatives: Pilot grants for highly original investigator-led projects and collaborative projects, graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, and activities such as seminars, symposia and workshops.