Columbia University Receives $200 Million
for New Neuroscience Research Center

March 24, 2006

On March 20, 2006, Columbia University announced that they received a $200 million gift to build a new neuroscience research center. This gift, from Dawn M. Greene and the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, will create the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Scientists in the new center will study the relationships among gene function, brain wiring and behavior including the causes and treatments of disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, autism, schizophrenia, dementia and motor neuron diseases. In addition to basic research, the center will have an educational outreach facility and clinical programs.

Neuroscientist Dr. Thomas Jessell and neuroscientists/Nobel laureates Dr. Richard Axel and Dr. Eric Kandel will direct the new center.

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