Visible to the public DARPA's BRAIN Initiative

In 2013, President Obama announced the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, pledging $100M and charging the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health with accelerating the development and application of new technologies to show how the brain is organized, from individual cells to complex circuits, and how it behaves in real time. DARPA is continuing its existing neuroscience portfolio and launching new efforts that will leverage current research to improve understanding of brain function in order to alleviate the burden of illness and provide novel capabilities based on neurotechnology in the military and in everyday life. DARPA will also improve the ability of researchers to understand the brain through advancing tools for discovery and research via handling of data, novel imaging, and advanced analytics.
Speaker Bio:
Dr. Geoffrey Ling is the Director of the Biological Technologies Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and attending neuro critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He retired from the US Army in 2012 after serving as a military intensive care physician with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He formerly served in the Science Division at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacology from Cornell University, and M.D. from Georgetown University. Dr. Ling is board certified in both Neurology and Neuro Critical Care.
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