Building Up Brazilian Brain Research

mmmmmmmBy Susan Gaidos

MySciNet – Miguel Nicolelis was educated in his native Brazil, came to the United States for his Post-doc, and stayed on as a faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. After making a splash at Duke, he returned to Brazil — maintaining his Duke appointment — determined to use science as an agent of social transformation.

“In seeking a site for his new institute, he focused on Brazil northeastern corner, one of the country least developed regions and home to one of the largest concentrations of rural poverty in Latin America”.

Source: MySciNet, January 13rd, 2012
Photography Credit : Duke University
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