Advancing Neuroscience with the National Labs

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Our Challenge

The National Center for Brain Mapping is focused around existing national laboratories in order to leverage these existing facilities as a scientific, engineering and computational national resource.

The successful accomplishment of the below goals will require an iterative process whereby specific needs of the neuroscience community are identified and either paired with the appropriate scientific, technological and computational resources or pipelined for potential future innovation.

Tools
  • Mesoscale mapping of entire brains with synchrotron source x-rays
  • Nanofabrication for optical and electrical recordings of neuronal activity
  • Next generation high performance computing clusters for Big Data analyses
Tools
Algorithms
  • Utilization of Machine learning for image recognition among other cutting-edge technologies
  • Parallelization of existing workflows
  • visualization of large datasets
Algorithms
Data
  • Working towards the standardization of data types and analyses
  • Utilization of tools for distribution and sharing of large datasets
  • Creation of tools for multi-scale multimodal integration of image data
Data
Education
  • Engage schoolchildren and the general public with cutting-edge neuroscience research.
  • Host an annual public lecture series and sponsor participation by our faculty and students.
  • Launching a new education program in neuroscience for CPS teachers.
Education