Drs. George and Contet were among the presenters at the San Diego BRAIN Consortium’s (SDBC) recent inaugural symposium, “Neurotechnology Research in San Diego,” which highlighted cutting-edge research in the region related to the Obama administration’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. Symposium topics included new developments in wireless devices, nanotechnology, optogenetics, imaging and genetic tools.
Contet and George, both Assistant Professors of the TSRI Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, presented “Genetic tools to study proteins, neuronal ensembles and circuits in addiction.
A collaboration of regional research institutions and the entrepreneurial community, the SDBC aims to leverage the BRAIN initiative and its state counterpart, the “California Blueprint for Research to Advance Innovations in Neuroscience,” to develop research programs and new training programs and to establish San Diego as a leader in neurotechnology.