Johns Hopkins mathematician receives grant to support study of brain’s circuitry

August 22, 2014

Carey Priebe, a noted mathematician at Johns Hopkins University, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Concept Grant for Exploratory Research for his work on the complex behaviors of the brain’s circuitry.

Priebe’s project is one of 36 proposals to receive an EAGER award, a program established to fund and accelerate innovative and potentially transformative research projects involving the brain and how it works. Grant recipients get $300,000 over a two-year period.

Along with neuroscientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, Priebe, a professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics in the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, will develop statistical pattern recognition methods for understanding how the connectivity of neurons in the brain of fruit fly larvae induces behavior.

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