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.

2015 Fellows

Engin Özkan, Ph.D.

Institution

  • The University of Chicago

Project

  • Revealing molecular interactions and mechanisms directing neural circuit wiring

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Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Oregon Health & Science University

Project

  • Genomic approaches to uncovering somatic mosaicism in neurodevelopmental disorders

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Katherine Nagel, Ph.D.

Institution

  • New York University

Project

  • Steering the fly: Mapping the logic of sensory-motor convergence in Drosophila

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Carolyn McBride, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Princeton University

Project

  • Using Evolution to Decode the Genetic and Neural Basis of Preference for Human Odor

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Dengke Ma, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, San Francisco

Project

  • Genetic control of oxygen-modulated C. elegans behaviors

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Byung Kook Lim, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, San Diego

Project

  • The Neural Basis of Social Stress-induced Depression

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