The Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at UC San Francisco was formed in 1994 and funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Swartz Foundation with the goal of providing an environment where young scientists with strong backgrounds in theory would receive training in experimental neuroscience research. Our goal is to create a new generation of neuroscientists who have a firm grasp of the basic principles of theory in the physical sciences and, at the same time, a firm grounding in the basic principles and approaches of experimental neuroscience. We expect that these young scientists will develop mature research programs that combine experimental and theoretical approaches to understanding the operation of the intact brain. The combined theoretical/experimental training they have received will enable them to make breakthroughs that would not have been possible by either experimental or theoretical approaches alone.


Other Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology are located at
Brandeis University, Caltech, NYU, Salk Institute, Columbia University, Cold Spring Harbor Labs

You may also visit the WebSite of the Keck Center, the Center in which the Sloan-Swartz Center is housed.
W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience, UC San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employe


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