New York, NY
The W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers
University is one of the leading neuroscience education centers in
the world. The laboratory and research center was designed as a
collaborative and barrier-free environment for the study of injured
spinal cord tissue regeneration.
daSILVA worked closely with Dr. Wise Young, a preeminent spinal
injury researcher, to design systems and equipment that suit the
lab’s teaching and working modalities. Because other centers for
neurological research are scattered throughout the world, integrating
high-speed communication into the design was essential. The
neuroscience center is the most advanced computer and internet
facility at Rutgers University; it includes eight stations for real-time
video conferencing and, through a proprietary internet program,
hundreds more may audit conferences and lectures. Specially
designed perimeter downdraft tables were used to exhaust 85
percent of the air. This yielded a fully open space conducive to
collaboration among specialists and patients that are normally segregated.
The lab is used primarily for rat research.
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, US