Matsunami to Lead NSF Brain Initiative Project

Studying how the brain encodes the sense of smell

Hiro Matsunami, an associate professor in the Medical School’s department of molecular genetics and microbiology, has been awarded a share of $15 million in National Science Foundation granta to study the sense of smell. Matsunami is the principal investigator for a $403,000 grant, “Analysis of the Mammalian Olfactory Code,” which is part of the federal BRAIN Initiative, and includes colleagues from UCLA, University of Utah, Rockefeller University, Penn State University and the Scripps Research Institute.