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.

2016 Fellows

Michael Yartsev, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, Berkeley

Project

  • The Missing-Link: Neural Investigation of Vocal Development in Mammalian Brain

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John Tuthill, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of Washington

Project

  • Integration of touch and proprioception in central circuits of Drosophila

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Tiffany Schmidt, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Northwestern University

Project

  • Circuits and mechanisms underlying light-driven behavior

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Yuki Oka, Ph.D.

Institution

  • California Institute of Technology

Project

  • Dissecting the neural circuits controlling internal water balance

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Evan W. Miller, Ph.D.

Institution

  • University of California, Berkeley

Project

  • Optical approaches to interrogating membrane potential dynamics in the brain

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Conor Liston, Ph.D.

Institution

  • Weill Cornell Medical College

Project

  • Prefrontal Cortical Circuit Mechanisms of Working Memory

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