Vision & Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

Our Vision

Understanding what makes us human is no small task. We are beginning with three primary areas of focus:

  • Deciphering how information is coded and processed in the brain;
  • Unraveling the codes within cells that govern their identity and function; and
  • Characterizing and cataloguing the wide variety of cells that constitute the brain.