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Welcome ! The Meeting site is now open!

Make the Most of your BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting Attendance.

Why Attend?

The 2021 BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting will virtually convene 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 sharing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions and identifying areas for collaboration and research coordination.

Who Should Attend?

  • Federally funded and non-federally funded BRAIN Initiative investigators
  • Non-federal organizations and groups invested in the U.S. BRAIN Initiative
  • BRAIN Initiative-related investigators at large
  • Federal staff
  • Members of Congress
  • Patient and advocacy groups
  • Media and general public
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Agenda

View the full agenda here

 

11:30am - 12:30pm EST

Plenary Session

Photo of Erich D. Jarvis, PhD Erich Jarvis, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, The Rockefeller University
12:30pm – 12:40pm ET

MINI-BREAK

12:40pm - 2:00pm ET

Symposia Sessions (2 concurrent sessions)

2:00pm - 2:30pm ET

BREAK

2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

Research Highlight Talks (3 concurrent sessions)

3:30pm – 3:45pm ET

MINI-BREAK

3:45pm – 4:45pm ET

Plenary Session

Photo of Jennifer Doudna, PhD Jennifer Doudna, PhD
HHMI Investigator
Li Ka Shing Chancellor's Chair in Biomedical and Health Sciences
Professor, Depts. of Molecular & Cell Biology and Chemistry, UC Berkeley
 4:45pm – 5:45pm ET

Speaker Office Hours and Networking

11:30am - 12:30pm ET

Plenary Session

Photo of Ed Lein, PhD Ed Lein, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Affliliate Professor, University of Washington
12:30pm – 12:40pm ET

MINI-BREAK

12:40pm - 2:00pm ET

Symposia Sessions (2 concurrent sessions)

2:00pm - 2:30pm ET

BREAK

2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

Trainee Highlight Awards (3 concurrent sessions)

3:30pm – 3:45pm ET

MINI-BREAK

3:45pm – 4:45pm ET

Plenary Session

Photo of Mala Murthy Mala Murthy, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience, Princeton University
Principal Investigator, Murthy Lab, Princeton Neuroscience Institute
4:45pm – 5:45pm ET

Office Hours and/or Meet & Greets

11:30am - 12:30pm ET

Plenary Session

Photo of Danielle Bassett, PhD Danielle Bassett, Ph.D.
J Peter Skirkanich Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
12:30pm – 12:40pm ET

MINI-BREAK

12:40pm - 2:00pm ET

Symposia Sessions (2 concurrent sessions)

2:00pm - 2:30pm ET

BREAK

2:30pm - 3:30pm ET

Hot Topics & Specialty Sessions (3 concurrent sessions)

3:30pm – 3:45pm ET

MINI-BREAK

3:45pm – 4:45pm ET

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dialogue

4:45pm – 5:45pm ET

Office Hours and/or Meet & Greets

On Demand

In addition to live presentations and discussion sessions with presenters, this year’s virtual meeting experience offers exciting new opportunities to browse content, interact with poster presenters and exhibitors, as well as network with your colleagues! On Demand sections are now available!

 

Posters

The meeting will showcase cutting-edge research from hundreds of BRAIN Initiative researchers covering the spectrum of neuroscience!

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Exhibits

Within the virtual environment, meeting attendees will be able to visit a selection of virtual exhibit booths and learn about the scientific endeavors of our exhibiting organizations.

Networking

New this year, we are offering several options for you to make the most out of the meeting by engaging with poster presenters, exhibitors, and speakers as well as networking with peers.

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About Us

Special thanks to the additional federal and non-federal organizations contributing to this event, and the 2021 Program Committee members!

 

Partner Organizations

 

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Logo for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Logo for the Food and Drug Administration
Logo for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
Logo for the HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus
Logo for the The Kavli Foundation
Logo for the National Science Foundation
Logo for the Simons Foundation

Program Committee

 

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John Ngai

Director, NIH BRAIN Initiative

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Samantha White

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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Amy Adams

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Photo of Ned Talley

Ned Talley

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Photo of Theresa Cruz

Theresa Cruz

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Photo of Amy Poremba

Amy Poremba

National Institute of Deafness and Craniofacial Disorders

Photo of Khara Ramos

Khara Ramos

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Photo of Doug Kim

Doug Kim

National Institute of Mental Health

Photo of Shumin Wang

Shumin Wang

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Photo of Olivier Berton

Olivier Berton

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Photo of Carol Mason

Carol Mason

BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group Rep (Columbia University)

Photo of Winston Chiong

Winston Chiong

BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group Rep (UCSF)

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Amy Bernard

BIA Rep (Allen Institute for Brain Science)

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Floh Thiels

BIA Rep (National Science Foundation)

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Sandeep Robert Datta

PI Rep (Harvard University)

Disclaimer and Rules of Conduct: The National Institutes of Health does not sponsor or endorse the information shared or presented in the virtual environment, including any products or services. Any information presented during this event should not be recorded or published without the explicit written permission of the content owner.
This virtual event is dedicated to providing a pleasant experience for all attendees, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion (or lack thereof). The meeting organizers will not tolerate harassment of attendees in any form. Inappropriate language and imagery will not be accepted in any of the virtual event spaces, including the presentation hall, poster hall, exhibit hall, networking lounge, public chats, and social media. Any attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the virtual event at the discretion of the meeting organizers.