National Science Foundation
has supported all our research on the brain of the Florida Manatee.
NSF support allowed us to collect, perfuse, embed, section and
stain sections of the brains of ten different manatees. NSF
has given major support to establishing and safeguarding the
Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections housed at the University
of Wisconsin and Michigan State University by supporting the
transfer of all the brain collection material to the National
Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM). NMHM will thereby become
a National Brain Resource to be used by researchers, educators
and students now and into the future.