The Shanghai Society for Neuroscience held its Lab Open Day at the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai on December 9th. The distinguished group of scientists, including Professor Xu Zhang, Vice President of CAS, Shanghai Branch, visited the Institute and the Primate Center at ECNU and had academic exchanges with the Institute faculty.
Professor Yongdi Zhou, co-Director of the Institute introduced the Institute’s mission, its milestones, research focuses and faculty spotlights to participating scholars.
The Lab Open Day helped to showcase Institute's research strength and excellence to a wider range of scientists and stimulated mutual interest to explore potential collaboration in the future.
About NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai
The NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai is a unique research and training environment where we advance our understanding of brain function in health and disease. The primary goal of the institute is to understand the mechanisms by which neural circuits in the brain generate higher cognition and flexible behavior and how their impairments are associated with brain diseases, such as autism, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
The Institute, built jointly between NYU and ECNU, leverages the existing significant strength of neuroscience research at our universities: systems and cognitive neuroscience, using a range of tools including the development of transgenic primates, molecular and physiological studies of neural circuits, experimental analysis of behavior, microcircuit and large-scale neural circuit modeling, and human-brain imaging.