Center for Neural Circuit Mapping
The Center for Neural Circuit Mapping (CNCM) is currently administered by the UCI School of Medicine (SOM) Office of Research. Leveraging their multiple NIH BRAIN Initiative Awards, other NIH grants and collaborations, SOM faculty Xiangmin Xu, Rozanne Sandri-Goldin, Todd Holmes and Bert Semler developed the Center plan which was recommended by the Dean’s Research Council and approved by the Dean on January 27, 2020.
This Center focuses on neural circuit studies and new viral-genetic technology development. The main aim of the Center is to advance the study of neural circuits to define mechanisms and pathways that underlie neurodevelopmental, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Understanding the brain’s neural circuitry is critical for successful translational progress in better treating these diseases.