Centers & Labs

RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI)

Susumu  Tonegawa(Ph.D.)
Susumu Tonegawa
Brain science is valuable not only for the advancement of science but also because it can greatly impact our society and economy. To meet these expectations, the Brain Science Institute (BSI) was established in 1997 as part of RIKEN, an independent research institution supported by the Japanese government. BSI has a mission to produce innovative research and technology leading to scientific discoveries of the brain. In addition, BSI aims to develop domestic and international brain researchers by creating an environment that will integrate various intellectual disciplines and from that convergence find solutions that will ultimately benefit society in the realms of medicine, engineering, business, and education.
In striving toward this goal, BSI has become a leading international center for brain research with a reputation for discovery, innovation, training, and globalization of the scientific enterprise.



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    Kazuo Okanoya(Ph.D.)