UCI Brain Initiative
Launch Event

Thursday, November 21, 2019

 The Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering (directions)

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UCI faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for a day of discussions about team science, presentations by groups of UCI faculty and students, along with a special keynote presentation by Dr. Ralph Greenspan, associate director of the Kavli Institute for the Brain and Mind.

During this event, UCI Brain will be sharing two new opportunities for UCI faculty:

In the evening, the community will be invited to a fireside chat with UCI’s most distinguished neuroscience faculty.
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Keynote Speaker

Ralph Greenspan

Associate Director, Kavli Institute for the Brain and Mind
Co-Director, Cal-BRAIN
Director, San Diego BRAIN Consortium and the UCSD Center for Brain Activity Mapping

Dr. Greenspan’s research includes studies of the consequences of mutations and localized genetic alterations in the nervous system, molecular identification of genes underlying naturally occurring variation in behavior, and the genetic analysis of sleep and attention in the fruit fly. His current research addresses large-scale network interactions pertaining to the action of genes and neurons. In 2011, he was one of the small team of scientists that produced the white paper for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that eventuated in the BRAIN Initiative, and in 2014 spearheaded the effort to establish the state-funded Cal-BRAIN program and serves as its co-Director. In addition to research papers, he has authored: Fly Pushing: The Theory and Practice of Drosophila Genetics, An Introduction to Nervous Systems, and How Genes Influence Behaviour(with Jonathan Flint and Ken Kendler).