The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to four teams led by University of Pittsburgh researchers as part of the NIH Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative Cell Census Network. The initiative’s goal is to provide greater understanding of brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.
The following team leaders and projects from Pitt have received awards for their proposals:
- Lee Fisher and Douglas J. Weber for their project titled “Spinal root stimulation for restoration of function in lower limb amputees”
- Robert Mark Richardson for “Subthalamic and corticosubthalamic coding of speech production”
- Alexander Ropelewski, Simon Watkins and Carnegie Mellon University’s Marcel Bruchez for “A confocal fluorescence microscopy brain data archive”
- Tobias Teichert, Brent Doiron and Dean Salisbury for “Understanding the synaptic, cellular and circuit events of MEG & EEG using a vertically translational cross-species approach”