Fellowship Programs

KLINGENSTEIN FELLOWSHIP AWARDS IN NEUROSCIENCE

The Klingenstein 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

Mark M. Churchland, Ph.D.

Electrophysiological and Pharmacological Investigation of Voluntary Reaction Time

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  • Columbia University

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Dion Dickman, Ph.D.

Genetic Mechanisms and Adaptations Driving Sleep and Synaptic Homeostatsis

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  • University of Southern California

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Felice Dunn, Ph.D.

Temporal and spatial control of photoreceptor damage to understand retinal disease

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  • University of California, San Francisco

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Liang Feng, Ph.D.

Molecular Mechanism of ion channels in neurological disorders

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  • Stanford University

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Michael M. Halassa, M.D., Ph.D.

Dissecting circuits underlying sensory selection

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  • New York University

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Mehrdad Jazayeri, Ph.D.

Neural dynamics supporting the integration of prior knowledge and sensory evidence in cortical circuits

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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Byung Kook Lim, Ph.D.

The Neural Basis of Social Stress-induced Depression

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  • University of California, San Diego

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Dengke Ma, Ph.D.

Genetic control of oxygen-modulated C. elegans behaviors

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  • University of California, San Francisco

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Carolyn McBride, Ph.D.

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

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  • Princeton University

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Katherine Nagel, Ph.D.

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

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  • New York University

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Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D.

Genomic approaches to uncovering somatic mosaicism in neurodevelopmental disorders

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  • Oregon Health Sciences University

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Engin Özkan, Ph.D.

Revealing molecular interactions and mechanisms directing neural circuit wiring

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  • The University of Chicago

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