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.

2013 Fellows

Xinnan Wang, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Stanford University

Project

  • Mitochondria and Neurological Disorders

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Kay Tye, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Project

  • Dissecting the Neural Circuits Underlying Anxiety

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Spencer Smith, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Project

  • Dendritic processing of synaptic input in vivo

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Abigail Person, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Colorado, Denver

Project

  • Circuit mechanisms of feedforward motor control

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Daniel O’Connor, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Johns Hopkins University

Project

  • Circuit and cellular mechanisms gating flow of excitation at the earliest stages of sensory cortex

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Zachary Knight, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, San Francisco

Project

  • Elucidating the genetic structure of feeding circuits

Lab Website