Trans-Agency Blood-Brain Interface Program Launch, Online, Thursday, 24. September 2020
About this Event
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in collaboration with the Department of Defense Joint Program Committee-6 (JPC-6), Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) is launching the Trans-Agency Blood-Brain Interface Program. This trans-agency program will support collaborations between hematologists/vascular experts, neuroscientists, and blood-brain barrier (BBB) tissue chip developers for high risk/high reward research to create enhanced/modified platforms that more closely model the human BBB. An improved human-like BBB prototype/model can serve as an invaluable resource to the scientific community, and complement BBB research currently based on animal models. The blood component has been a missing piece of the puzzle in blood-brain barrier research. This trans-agency program intends to infuse the field with hematology, vascular, and circadian expertise to take translation in this area to the next step by bringing the blood back to the blood-brain barrier.