Fellowship Programs

KLINGENSTEIN-SIMONS FELLOWSHIP AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE

Through its collaboration with the Simons Foundation, the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience supports early career investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. The fellowship awards promote high-risk, and potentially high-reward, projects.

Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists. At this critical juncture in their careers, funding can be a challenge.

Fellows

Moriel Zelikowsky, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Utah

Project

  • Neural circuits at the intersection of stress and aggression

Project Website

Amanda Whipple, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Harvard University

Project

  • Parental influence on gene regulation in the brain

Project Website

Summer Thyme, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Project

  • Targeting rare genetic disorders to treat common neuropsychiatric conditions

Lab Website

Nicholas Steinmetz, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Washington

Project

  • Brain-wide distributed circuits underlying vision, attention, and action selection

Project Website

Derek Southwell, M.D., Ph.D.

Institution

  • Duke University

Project

  • Advancing the therapeutic potential of interneuron transplantation

Lab Website

Qili Liu, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California San Francisco

Project

  • Cellular and Molecular basis of nutrient specific appetite

Project Website