Neuroscience and neurotechnology community gather for “state of the union”
The Georgia Institute of Technology’s neuroscience and neurotechnology community assembled recently for NeuroDay 2016, bringing together dozens of faculty members from the College of Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Computing.
They gathered to deliver a collective “state of the union” for neuro activities on campus, and to introduce GTNeuro as the umbrella campus effort covering a wide range of research, education, and outreach activities related to neuroscience and neurotechnology.
Serving as a kind of community association, GTNeuro’s partner efforts are based in different units, like the Neural Engineering Center and the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI), both at Georgia Tech.
“Georgia Tech has enduring strength at the interface between basic neuroscience and neurotechnology and innovation, and is well-positioned to significantly strengthen efforts through key strategic moves,” said Garrett Stanley, professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, and co-chair of the GT Neuro steering committee.
The other co-chair is Todd Streelman, professor in the School of Biology and, like Stanley, a member of the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience.
Additional partner efforts were introduced, such as the Emory Neuromodulation and Technology Innovation Center and the Emory/Georgia Tech Computational Neuroscience Training Program. The neuro-group also outlined plans for future events, including a campus-wide GTNeuro seminar series.
NeuroDay 2016 was sponsored by the Joyce M. and Warren K. Wells Endowment for Neuroengineering.
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