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Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences

2014 Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences Announced

The Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation are pleased to announce the 2014 winners of the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences.

Previously known as the Klingenstein Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences, this year’s awards are the first from this joint project of the Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. The awards are among the nation’s oldest and most illustrious fellowships for young investigators in neuroscience research.

Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising, early career scientists. At this critical juncture in young investigators’ careers, when funding can be a challenge, the fellowship awards promote higher-risk, and potentially higher-reward, projects.

"The Klingenstein Fund is extremely pleased to have joined forces with the Simons Foundation,” says Andrew Klingenstein, president of the Klingenstein Fund. “We are told by our advisors that the fellows in this years’ crop are among the very best in the more than thirty year history of the program."

Together, the Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation plan to award up to twelve fellowships annually, each providing $75,000 per year for three years.

“We are proud to join with the Klingenstein Fund in supporting talented young investigators,” says Gerald D. Fischbach, chief scientist and fellow of the Simons Foundation. “The past record of the Klingenstein Fellowship is, in my view, unmatched in American neuroscience. Graduates of the program have gone on to become leaders in many fields of research.”

The Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation are proud to announce the following recipients of the Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in the Neurosciences:

Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Solange Brown, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Anne Churchland, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Jeremiah Cohen, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University

Lisa Giocomo, Ph.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Benjamin Hayden, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Wenqin Luo, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Todd Roberts, Ph.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Dragana Rogulja, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School

Daniela Schiller, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai