Understanding the complexity and mysteries of the brain is one of the biggest scientific challenges of this century. The International Program for the Advancement of Neurotechnology (IPAN), initiated November 2015, is comprised of a dream team of researchers from around the world have the goal of accelerating neuro-technology and education in unique ways.
In the area of research, leading neuroscientists and technologists have come together to develop and deliver a hardware and software system that fundamentally simplifies the ability of a neuroscientist to (i) identify recorded neuron types, (ii) reconstruct local neural circuits, and (iii) deliver biomimetic or synthetic inputs in a cell-specific targeted manner.
In addition, a key mission of IPAN is to provide advanced educational opportunities for undergraduate students, and provide international experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
IPAN is funded under the NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.