MINDS-affiliated Faculty Members Receive National Awards

/ April 11, 2024/ Uncategorized

Two faculty members from MINDS have received Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Collaborative Pairs Pilot Project Awards, highlighting Johns Hopkins researchers’ national impact in advancing interdisciplinary approaches to neurodegenerative disease and fundamental neuroscience.

Adam Charles, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an affiliate of MINDS and the Center for Imaging Science, collaborates with Kaspar Podgorski from the Allen Institue for Neural Dynamics “Tools to Measure Neural Input-Output Operations,” aiming to revolutionize real-time neural signal transmission using advanced technology.

Jeremias Sulam an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and an affiliate of MINDS and the Center for Imaging Science, partners with Dwight Bergles, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on “Brain-Wide Maps of Myelin Patterns in Plasticity and Repair,” exploring myelin sheath patterns around neurons for insights into brain plasticity and repair mechanisms.

Also, Benjamin Grimmer, an assistant professor of applied mathematics and statistics and an affiliate of MINDS, has been named a 2024 Sloan Research Fellow, an award recognizing outstanding researchers in the U.S. and Canada. Grimmer’s expertise in computer-aided optimization challenges established theories for gradient descent.

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