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.

2005 Fellows

Li Zhang, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Keck School of Medicine

Project

  • Synaptic circuitry bases for cortical function and development

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Shanthini Sockanathan, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Johns Hopkins University

Project

  • Functional analysis of retinoid signaling in hippocampus and amygdale development

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Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Institution

  • The Rockefeller University

Project

  • Glial control of nervous system assembly, form, and function in C. elegans

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Guo-Li Ming, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Johns Hopkins University

Project

  • Mechanisms of nerve growth and guidance in the adult brain

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Miriam B. Goodman, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of How Sensation and Memory Direct Movement

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Xinzhong Dong, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Johns Hopkins University

Project

  • Molecular and genetic analysis of pain-sensing neurons

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