Awards and achievements


October 2, 2015

Johns Hopkins awarded $10 million for Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute for brain study

A joint effort to apply for a Kavli Foundation Neuroscience Institute led by Richard Huganir, professor and director of the Department of Neuroscience, and Michael Miller, BME Herschel and Ruth Seder Professor and Director of the Center for Imaging Science has resulted in Johns Hopkins' selection as one of three universities to be funded to form a new Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute.

A $10M gift from the Kavli Foundation and $10M in matching funds from the University will support the Institute. Rick Huganir and Michael Miller will co-direct the Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute at Johns Hopkins — drawing together faculty experts in neuroscience, engineering, data science to study the brain.

The thrust of the proposal was a vision of synergy between Schools of Medicine and Homewood — with focus on data science and computational modeling. By drawing on the university's expertise in "big data" analytics, Hugarin and Miller expect that researchers will be better equipped to leap to a new level to understand the brain. Read the full article.