Imagine a world in which people with paralysis can move again, in which sight can be restored.
Imagine a world in which autism and Alzheimer’s are fully treatable.
Imagine a world in which the brain functions that make us human are understood.
This is the world that the more than 100 scientists at the Brown Institute for Brain Science are building, one discovery at a time, through collaborative research.
Steven Rasmussen, Benjamin Greenberg, and others are exploring how deep brain stimulation can help patients with intractable psychiatric illnesses. Such techniques could someday help many people with depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other conditions.
Diane Lipscombe, Julie Kauer, and Christopher Moore are mapping the nerve circuitry invoked by pain. Possible impact? Relief for those afflicted with chronic pain.
John Donoghue, Leigh Hochberg, Arto Nurmikko, and others are building brain implants that enable individuals to control computer cursors—and, recently, a robotic arm—with just their thoughts. The dream, says Hochberg, is to “one day reconnect the brain to limb,” enabling the person with paralysis to move again.
Creating Visionary Centers
Brown is now advancing a bold new vision: a transformed human experience through internationally preeminent brain research and training. Three developing research centers lie at the heart of this vision: one focused on computational neuroscience, one on neural communication and disease, and one on neuroengineering.
Please contact John Perry for more information at +1 (401) 863-2413.
Selected Giving Opportunities
Endowed Brain centers
$4 - $5 Million
Endowed Innovation Research Fund
Core Facilities Fund
$100,000 - $5 Million
For more information, please contact John Perry at +1 (401) 863-2413. Pricing as presented subject to availability and may change at the discretion of the Division of Advancement.