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UCSD gets gift from Keck Foundation

UCSD has received a $1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation. The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) on campus, which integrates knowledge from all disciplines that deal with the nature of the brain and mind, will administer the gift to help fund cutting-edge neural systems research.

Dr. Ralph Greenspan, lead research scientist and associate director at KIBM, will oversee laboratory operations for this project.

“Demonstrating that there is a fundamental, unifying principle for the operation of biological networks could revolutionize the natural sciences,” said Dr. Greenspan. “Our research is based on the concept that the interactions among the various sectors of a biological network are more critical than any individual component.”

Since 1982, the Keck Foundation has provided more than $15 million to support research efforts at UCSD.