Cal-BRAIN Awards 2015

126 proposals were received from 24 different non-profit California research institutions.  The proposals were reviewed by experts outside of California, to reduce the possibility of conflicts of interest. They were first assessed by Cal-BRAIN’s out-of-state scientific advisory board which then made recommendations on relevant subject experts, also out-of-state, to conduct detailed reviews. The review criteria included scientific quality, significance, innovation and scalability.  Final selections were based primarily on the reviews and also on relevance to the Cal-BRAIN mission.


OUT OF STATE ADVISORY BOARD

Emery Brown - Massachussetts Institute of Technology
John Donoghue - Brown University
Kristen Harris - University of Texas Austin
Alan Jasanoff - Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Paul McEuen - Cornell University
Arto Nurmikko - Brown University
Brian Salzberg - University of Pennsylvania
Olaf Sporns - Indiana University


INSTITUTIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF APPLICATIONS

Institution

#

University of California San Diego

28

University of California Los Angeles

13

Stanford University

11

University of California Irvine

10

University of California, San Francisco

9

University of California Davis

9

USC/University of Southern California

8

University of California Riverside

7

University of California Santa Barbara

4

California Institute of Technology

4

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

3

University of California Santa Cruz

3

University of California Merced

3

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2

University of California Berkeley

2

NASA Ames Research Center

2

Scripps Research Institute

1

 David Gladstone Institutes

1

Shriners Hospitals for Children - N. California

1

Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

1

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

1

Casa Colina Hospital for Rehabilitative Medicine

1

Buck Institute for Research on Aging

1

Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope

1

INSTITUTIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS

Institution

#

University of California San Diego

2

University of California Los Angeles

2

Stanford University

2

University of California Irvine

1

University of California, San Francisco

1

University of California Davis

1

USC/University of Southern California

1

University of California Riverside

1

University of California Santa Barbara

1

California Institute of Technology

1

University of California Santa Cruz

1

University of California Merced

1

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

1

 

AWARDS

Principal Investigator Institution Title Abstract
Andersen, Richard California Institute of Technology Engineering Artificial Sensation View
Andrews, Anne University of California, Los Angeles Nanoscale Neurotransmitter Sensors View
Bloodgood, Brenda University of California San Diego A novel toolkit for visualizing and manipulating activity-induced transcription in living brain. View
Chaumeil, Myriam University of California, San Francisco In vivo metabolic imaging of neuroinflammation using hyperpolarized 13C View
Cleary, Michael University of California, Merced Capturing physiological maps of neural gene expression View
Cohen, Bruce University of California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Nano-optogenetic control of neuronal firing with targeted nanocrystals View
Dai, Hongjie Stanford University  Deep brain imaging of single neurons in the second near-infrared optical window View
Hall, Drew University of California, San Diego Magnetic Monitoring of Neural Activity using Magnetoresistive Nanosensors View
Krubitzer, Leah University of California, Davis An integrated system to monitor, image, and regulate neural activity View
Kubby, Joel University of California, Santa Cruz Three-Photon Microscopy with Adaptive Optics for Deep Tissue Brain Activity Imaging View
Melosh, Nicholas Stanford University Parallel Solid State Intracellular Patch-Clamping with Biomimetic Probes View
Park, B. Hyle University of California, Riverside  Label-free 4D optical detection of neural activity View
Portera-Cailliau, Carlos University of California, Los Angeles High-speed interrogation of network activity with frequency domain multiplexing View
Shanechi, Maryam University of Southern California Control-Theoretic Neuroprosthetic Design Using Electrocorticography Signals View
Smith, Will University of California, Santa Barbara Whole brain imaging in a primative chordate View
Wood, Marcelo University of California, Irvine Epigenetic PET tracer for cross-species investigation of age-related memory dysfunction View