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.

2008 Fellows

Kevin C. Slep, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Project

  • Molecular mechanisms of NAV1/UNC-53-dependent neuronal outgrowth and migration

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Kausik Si, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Project

  • Role of prion-like proteins in synaptic plasticity and the persistence of memory

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Bence Olveczky, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Harvard University

Project

  • Neural correlates of performance evaluation in sensorimotor learning

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Gabriel Kreiman, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Harvard University

Project

  • Electrophysiological study of memory formation in human epileptic patients

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Ming Guo, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert H. Ebert Clinical Scholar

Institution

  • University of California, Los Angeles

Project

  • The role of Presenilin in Drosophila mushroom body development

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Emad N. Eskandar, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Project

  • Nucleus Accumbens in Learning and Motivation

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