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.

2009 Fellows

Doris Y. Tsao, Ph.D.

Institution

  • California Institute of Technology

Project

  • Dissecting the neural circuits for face perception in macaque inferotemporal cortex

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Maxence Nachury, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Molecular Studies of Leptin Signaling at the Primary Cilium

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David McLean, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Northwestern University

Project

  • Development of the excitatory circuitry controlling movements

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Vitaly A. Klyachko, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Washington University

Project

  • Analysis of presynaptic mechanisms with nanoscale resolution

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Adam Kepecs, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Project

  • Neural mechanisms of uncertainty estimation in decision-making

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Alfredo Fontanini, Ph.D.

Institution

  • SUNY Stony Brook

Project

  • Effects of expectation on sensory cortical dynamics

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