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.

2017 Fellows

Susanne Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D.

Visualizing the Striatal Neural Code Underlying Compulsive Behaviors

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  • University of Pittsburgh

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Matthew Banghart, Ph.D.

Striatal compartmentalization of goal-directed and habitual behavior

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  • University of California, San Diego

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Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D.

A Feedback Memory Circuit To Modulate Cortical Sensory Processing

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  • New York University

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Richard Daneman, Ph.D.

Understanding the Blood-Brain Barrier as a dynamic component of the Neural Circuitry

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  • University of California, San Diego

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Benjamin De Bivort, Ph.D.

Discovering engrams of individuality in Drosophila sensory circuitry

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  • Harvard University

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Gul Dolen, M.D., Ph.D.

Development and validation of novel tools for dissecting the synaptic and circuit basis of social brain function

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  • Johns Hopkins University

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Jeff Donlea, Ph.D.

Investigating the role of sleep in synaptic pruning

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  • University of California, Los Angeles

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Harrison W. Gabel, Ph.D.

Defining critical epigenetic mechanisms in nervous system development

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  • Washington University in St. Louis

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Catherine Hartley, Ph.D.

Neurocognitive Development of the Control of Fear

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  • New York University

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Michael Hoppa, Ph.D.

Mechanisms of Action Potential Modulation of Synaptic Function

Institution

  • Dartmouth College

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Elaine Y. Hsiao, Ph.D.

Dissecting Systems Interactions between the Microbiome, Brain and Behavior

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  • University of California, Los Angeles

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Christine Merlin, Ph.D.

Defining clock neuronal circuits that control seasonal behavior

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  • Texas A&M University

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Kate Meyer, Ph.D.

RNA Methylation-Mediated Regulation of Brain Development

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  • Duke University

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Wei Xu, Ph.D.

Wiring and Rewiring of Poly-synaptic Memory Circuits

Institution

  • University of Texas, Southwestern

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