This program funds the development of probes, instrumentation, and other tools for understanding, monitoring, and manipulating
Funded projects have the potential to develop new reporters of neural plasticity, methods for manipulating cell and circuit
function associated with plasticity, and optical or electrophysiological methods for monitoring neural plasticity.
In partnership with the UC Davis/NINDS/NIMH NeuroMab Facility, the Blueprint Resource Antibodies Initiative for Neurodevelopment (BRAINdev) is funding the targeted creation and distribution
of a large number of high quality monoclonal antibodies for neurodevelopment research.
This announcement solicited applications toward the creation of Center(s) for Neurodevelopmental Antibodies (CENA), which
will evaluate the immunoreactivity of these monoclonal antibodies in the developing central and peripheral nervous systems
of multiple model organisms.
These four RFAs supported the development of biomarkers for neurodegeneration, development of novel techniques to deliver
therapeutics to the nervous system, and opportunities for postdoctoral fellows and established investigators to receive training
in neurodegeneration research.
Supports the creation of a publicly accessible online inventory of data, resources and tools for neuroscientists. A beta
version of the inventory is accessible from the project website.
Dr. Dan Gardner at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and team members at 14 other sites are collaborating with the
Society for Neuroscience to develop an inventory that is searchable by particulars or by concept.