Lihong Wang, PhD, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a prestigious BRAIN Initiative Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The award is part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a national research effort launched by President Barack Obama last year to revolutionize the understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
With the new grants, more than 100 investigators in 15 states and several countries will work to develop new tools and technologies to understand neural circuit function and capture a dynamic view of the brain in action. These new tools and this deeper understanding will ultimately catalyze new treatments and cures for devastating brain disorders and diseases that are estimated by the World Health Organization to affect more than 1 billion people worldwide.
Featured article originally published at Washington University Newsroom: Wang receives prestigious NIH BRAIN initiative award