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Meeting of the minds: Partners in Research gather for luncheon and lecture

Axel Nimmerjahn


Thirty friends of the Institute attended the May 25 Partners in Research luncheon at the Salk Institute, where they enjoyed a lecture titled "In the Spotlight: The Brain's Silent Majority," presented by Axel Nimmerjahn, assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair. The discussion focused on glia, a set of mostly silent cells that make up the bulk of our brain and whose role in health and disease still remains largely unknown. Biophotonics—the science of using and manipulating light to interrogate biological function—is now beginning to shed light on the part this "silent majority" plays in brain function.

Partners in Research are a visionary group that invests in the future of science by incorporating philanthropic support for the Salk Institute into their estate plans. If you or someone you know is interested in attending future events or in supporting the Salk Institute thorough a planned gift, contact Cheryl H. Dean, Esq., at 858. 453. 4100 x1228 or cdean@salk.edu.