According to Berkeley Neuroscience News, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute (HWNI) has announced that the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has awarded HWNI member, and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor, David Schaffer with an intercampus research award to collaborate with researchers from UCSF and Stanford on a project entitled: Social network analysis of neuroimmune interactions in the developing human brain.
The team aims to develop tools to study interactions between microglia—immune cells in the brain—other types of brain cells in humans. The project is one of several funded by two new Chan Zuckerberg Biohub initiatives.
The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub is a nonprofit organization and philanthropic investment of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The Biohub fosters breakthroughs in biomedical research by bringing together the brightest minds from a variety of fields, and are funding several UC Berkeley research initiatives through this fund.
Read the announcement to learn more about the initiatives, Schaffer’s project, and all of the newly funded projects from Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF.
Read full announcement here.