This proposal seeks 5 years of NIH support to establish a campus-wide training program in which young scientists, mathematicians, and engineers interested in computational neuroscience will be trained in both theoretical and experimental neuroscience. In addition, they will learn how to "translate" their research ideas from the laboratory to the clinic. This proposal consists ofthe two required components in RFA-DA-11-005. This first is a R90 component that will fund six full-time undergraduate research trainees give them a combination of coursework and hands-on laboratory research experience. The R90 will also fund two predoctoral students. The second component is a full-time Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) institutional predoctoral training program (T90) that will fund 4 predoctoral students. The goal of this proposal is to create a unique training experience in computational neuroscience in which young scientists, mathematicians, and engineers interested in computational neuroscience will be trained in both theoretical and experimental approaches to studying the brain. In addition, they will learn how to "translate" their research ideas from the laboratory to the clinic. The program will integrate fundamental knowledge, interdisciplinary thinking, and translational skills to solve challenges in the neurosciences, as well as promote a strong community of faculty and students with similar interests.

Public Health Relevance

The purpose of this program is to train a new generation of neuroscientists who will combine experimental and theoretical techniques to increase our understanding ofthe brain, to transition their discoveries from the lab bench to the clinic, and to invent new technologies to restore lost brain function.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Type
Interdisciplinary Regular Research Training Award (R90)
Project #
5R90DA033460-03
Application #
8540991
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDA1-MXL-F (10))
Program Officer
Volman, Susan
Project Start
2011-08-15
Project End
2016-07-31
Budget Start
2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$156,851
Indirect Cost
$11,641
Name
Boston University
Department
Engineering (All Types)
Type
Schools of Engineering
DUNS #
049435266
City
Boston
State
MA
Country
United States
Zip Code
02215
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