Progress in Exciting Neuro Initiative
January 14, 2014
The first phase of the multi-million dollar Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative is drawing to a close, with currently seven researchers recruited from a competitive field of more than 40 leading national and international scientists. A key recruitment was John A. Dani, PhD, the new Chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Director of the Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences. Formerly a professor of Neuroscience and director of the Center on Addiction, Learning and Memory at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Dr. Dani’s research interests cover how behavior, addiction, learning, and memory cut across scientific disciplines.
The second phase of the Initiative will include enhancing Penn Medicine’s imaging capabilities, creating a matching-grant program, and attracting talented young faculty. There will be a particular focus on identifying potentially transformational technologies, methods, and areas of research—and discovering the bright research stars of the future who have those game-changing skills.