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Louisiana Tech to host renowned researcher, BRAIN Initiative pioneer

Louisiana Tech University and its Center for Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Science (CBERS) is proud to welcome Dr. Emery N. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., who will present highlights from his research in neuroscience and neural signal processing, and answer questions about the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Initiative Neurotechnologies) Initiative.

Dr. Emery Brown

Dr. Emery Brown

The presentation is free and will take place at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the auditorium of Louisiana Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing (IfM.)

Brown is a professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, professor of computational neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), associate director of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science at MIT, director of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and a member of President Barack Obama’s Committee for the BRAIN Initiative. His research has paved the way for understanding the workings of the brain under anesthesia and other conditions.

The BRAIN Initiative is a $100 million program that includes five federal agencies, the National Institutes for Health, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Federal Drug Administration and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Brown is a Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the IEEE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the American Statistical Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine.

Brown was awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award in 2007 and the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award in 2012.

Established in 1985, CBERS been recognized as a Center of Excellence at Louisiana Tech University by the Louisiana State Legislature, and more recently by the University of Louisiana System following a comprehensive review of programs at all of its colleges and universities. The Center exists to develop and promote basic and translational biomedical research, intellectual property, strong ties with biotechnology and medical industry, and strengthen the educational experience and potential of our engineering and science students in biosciences.

CBERS and other Louisiana Tech research centers provide unique opportunities for faculty and students throughout the university to participate in a multitude of educational and research activities at the forefront of biomedical research.

Written by Brandy McKnight – mcknight@latech.edu