Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Special Symposium: Neuroscience in the 21st Century
Live Webcast from Washington, D.C.
BOLSTERING BRAIN RESEARCH INVESTMENT
Live before the symposium, a bipartisan briefing on a new commitment to support brain research.
THE KAVLI FOUNDATION HOSTED "NEUROSCIENCE IN THE 21st CENTURY."
This special "mini-symposium" discussed the future of neuroscience and the BRAIN Initiative by hearing from some of the nation’s top neuroscientists, as well as leaders from key federal funding agencies. Moderated by Alan Leshner, CEO Emeritus, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This symposium was webcast live but is now viewable above in an archived format.
An opinion piece by Robert W. Conn, President and CEO, The Kavli Foundation on the importance of philanthropy, business, and the federal government to make a sustained commitment to this endeavor. Published October 1, 2015 in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Neuroscience: Past, Present and Future
Six prominent neuroscientists offered insight into how the field has evolved and what they anticipate for the future.
- Pietro De Camilli, Yale University
- Jeffrey Friedman, The Rockefeller University
- Michael Miller, Johns Hopkins University
- Alexandra Nelson, University of California, San Francisco
- Larry Squire, University of California, San Diego
- Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
The BRAIN Initiative
Early Successes and Future Plans
Opening remarks from federal agencies highlighted discoveries emerging from the BRAIN Initiative, and shared plans for the future.
- Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
- Walter Koroshetz, Director, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- James Olds, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation
- Carlos Pena, Director, Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices, Food and Drug Administration
- Jacob Vogelstein, Program Manager, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Outstanding neuroscientists working on innovative neurotechnologies discussed how the BRAIN Initiative has impacted their work and the field as a whole.
- Randy Bruno, Columbia University
- Todd Coleman, University of California, San Diego
- Ayse Saygin, University of California, San Diego
- Nenad Sestan, Yale University
- Vikaas Sohal, University of California, San Francisco
- Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University
- Lenora Volk, University of Texas Southwestern
- Leslie Vosshall,The Rockefeller University