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  • The Simons Foundation has awarded Vijay Balasubramanian a grant in Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems to study "Adaptive molecular sensing in the olfactory and immune systems."

  • Several researchers have now moved into the 4th floor of Goddard Labs, and the space is connected to the Richards Labs. CNI has now expanded to include both the 4 Richards and 4 Goddard spaces. Monthly events will be held in the 4 Goddard space, and the weekly CNI Chalk Talk events will resume on Tuesday, August 30 in the 4 Richards Seminar Room.

  • On Wednesday, September 16, the CNI will move into our newly-renovated space on the 4th floor of the historic Richards Building designed by Louis Kahn. We look forward to welcoming you to the space!

  • The CNI is delighted to announce our first class of CNI Fellows! Vijay Singh, PhD in physics from Emory University, under the supervision of Ilya Nemenman; and Gaia Tavoni, PhD in physics from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, under the supervision of Rémi Monasson and Simona Cocco. Welcome, Vijay and Gaia!

  • Ann Hermundstad, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Vijay Balasubramanian, has received a prestigious Burroughs-Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface.

  • In March 2015, a group of NGG students led by CNI faculty member Maria Geffen organized a two-day, hands-on neuroscience lesson for students at the Independence Charter School in Philadelphia. The team taught the “Build-A-Brain” lesson, which focuses on the specialized functions of different brain regions. The NGG students staffed five stations, each station focusing on a specific brain region and offering an activity to illustrate brain function or sense.

  • Along with presentations from other leading scientists throughout the two-day symposium, the 2015 CEMS Program Committee is very pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker and Warren Medal winner, Dr. John Wixted.

  • In the summer of 2014, the Computational Memory Lab (CML) at the University of Pennsylvania began work on the "Restoring Active Memory" project, a four-year, nationwide, nine-site effort led by the the lab and funded by a grant worth up to $22.5 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The grant, conceived under President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, was established with the important goal of helping veterans with traumatic brain injury regain losses to memory.

  • Penn Engineering faculty Danielle Bassett has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Bassett’s laboratory uses tools from complex systems and network science to study the structure and dynamics of the human brain at the level of large-scale neural circuitry. Full article: Penn Engineer Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship

  • The Computational Neuroscience Initiative (CNI) centers on inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of the brain and the mind.