The M.R. Bauer Foundation at Brandeis University
The Volen National Center for Complex Systems was established at Brandeis University in 1994 to bring together faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, psychology, computer science and physics with a common goal of understanding the brain, from the level of molecules to cognition.
Funding from the M.R. Bauer Foundation ended in 2022. During the over 25 years of funding, the foundation was a generous and steadfast friend of the Volen Center. It recognized that the advancement of science takes place not only in the laboratory, but also in the seminar room and lecture hall, and in the countless conversations that help to spread ideas and spark new research.
The size and intimate setting of the Volen Center has made it an ideal environment for forging connections among investigators from diverse fields. A central part of these connections was the M.R. Bauer Foundation Colloquium Series, Distinguished Lecturer Series and Annual Scientific Retreat.