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KIBM researchers bridge disciplinary boundaries to further our understanding of the origins, evolution and mechanisms of human cognition, from the brain's physical and biochemical machinery to the experiences and behaviors we call the mind.

We support innovative research in the La Jolla area through grants to teams of investigators working on problems at the boundaries of our current knowledge about brain and mind. In the past seven years we have granted over two million dollars to investigators at UCSD, the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, the Neurosciences Institute, and the Scripps Research Institute. Pilot data from the first two years of our innovative research grants have led to several large awards to labs at UCSD and Salk to further investigate autism spectrum disorders, cystinosis, neurogenesis, and learning.

- Nick Spitzer

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