Brain Research Artificial Intelligence Nexus (B.R.A.I.N.)

B.R.A.I.N. center seeks to develop a multimodal multiscale connectome and cell-type map of the mammalian brain using advanced tracing, imaging, and computational methods. Our cross-disciplinary group develops neuroanatomic and neuroinformatic approaches to understand connectivity patterns in both health and disease. 



The Brain Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN)

BICCN is an arm of the BRAIN Initiative that seeks to create a comprehensive list of cell types in the brain. B.R.A.I.N. center is working to create a cell-type atlas of the mouse brain, leading the anatomical analysis by documenting and describing the structure and connections of various brain cells. The institute is also contributing to other components of the project that analyze connectivity, transcriptomes and epigenomics.



The Mouse Connectome Project (MCP)

MCP is an NIH-funded venture that aims to create a complete mesoscale connectivity atlas of the mouse brain and to subsequently generate its global neural networks. Using fluorescent dyes as tracers and novel computational informatics tools for analysis, the project will provide researchers with a better understanding of how various brain structures organize into networks and communicate with one another. The MCP team includes neuroanatomists, computer scientists, and web programmers.