The Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory is a leader in creating unique interdisciplinary collaborations that quickly move ideas from concept to reality. We need your help to keep us at the leading edge of innovation by investing in extraordinary people and technologies. With your generous help we will:
Strategically Recruit World-Class Scientists
We will increase our research capacity in strategic areas that are in need of expansion and growth by recruiting several new research groups led by top experts that can accelerate the pace of discovery at UCI. For example, the CNLM recently recruited distinguished scholar Bruce McNaughton to campus, where he now supervises an interdisciplinary team of productive scientists who are developing the next generation of memory prosthetics and machine intelligence capable of human-like learning.
Catalyze High-Risk, High-Reward Science
The most critical scientific breakthroughs require investment in research that may be too early or too unconventional for government funding. This is exactly the kind of research we do at the CNLM. For example, a small seed investment in a groundbreaking research collaboration among three of our top scientists was recently leveraged to successfully secure a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Brain Initiative to study the brain’s immune system. With your help, we will provide seed grants and fellowships to investigator teams to test other out-of-the-box ideas and develop proof-of-concept for breakthrough technologies.
Expand Our Scientific Core Facilities
To attract and retain top-notch scientists and accelerate their research efforts, we need to provide them with cutting-edge tools. For example, the campus built a new state-of-the-art brain imaging facility in 2017, which allowed us to successfully retain two senior investigators and recruit three rising star faculty members. We need your help to expand our scientific core facilities and resources for next-generation microscopy, animal behavior, and large-scale computation to stimulate further growth and innovation.
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