Scientific Innovations Award

Since 1981, the Brain Research Foundation has awarded over 600 research grants, totaling more than $12.5 million. That’s over 600 crucial steps toward the goal of improving the lives of those affected by neurological disorders and their families.

In addition to our annual seed grant program, the Foundation awarded 3 larger grants to distinguished investigators in 2017 for our Scientific Innovations Award. Please see below how they’ll contribute to the field of neuroscience.

2017 Scientific Innovations Award Winners
Single Mitochondrion Analysis and Engineering for Human Neurological Disease
James Eberwine, Ph.D.
Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Epigenetic Mechanisms Linking Cerebral Cortical Cell Types to Gene Expression and Connectivity
Edward Callaway, Ph.D.
Systems Neurobiology Laboratories
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Retrospective Neurogenomics in the Mouse
Schahram Akbarian, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Success Stories

The following stories are only a sample of the progress Brain Research Foundation has enabled in the field of neuroscience. Every day, we’re helping researchers work toward important scientific discoveries that broaden the scope of our understanding.

Targeted Therapy with Nanodevices
Nanodevices to Treat Neurological Diseases
2013 Scientific Innovations Award
Brian Litt, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Parkinson’s disease
2011 Distinguished Investigators
Paul Greengard, Ph.D.
Vincent Astor Professor, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
of the Comparative Bioscience Center, Rockefeller University
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
2011 Distinguished Investigators
F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.
Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at
NYU Langone Medical Center and Nathan Kline Institute

Scientific Innovations Award Archive


Distinguished Investigators Archive