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2013 Awardees

Amy F.T. Arnsten

Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.

Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Project Title: Highly Evolved Brain Circuits in Primates: Molecular Vulnerabilities for Disease
Grant ID: DP1-AG047744




Edward S. Boyden

Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Project Title: Millisecond-Timescale Whole-Brain Neural Activity Mapping in Health and Disease
Grant ID: DP1-NS087724




Vadim N. Gladyshev

Vadim N. Gladyshev, Ph.D.

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA

Project Title: Mechanisms of Lifespan Control
Grant ID: DP1-AG047745




Baljit S. Khakh

Baljit S. Khakh, Ph.D.

University of California Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Project Title: Astrocyte Branchlet Dysfunction as an Early Step in Brain Disorders
Grant ID: DP1-MH104069




Michael Z. Lin

Michael Z. Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Project Title: Optogenetics for All: A General Method for Optical Control of Protein Activity
Grant ID: DP1-GM111003




Jay Ashok Shendure

Jay Ashok Shendure, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Washington, Seattle

Project Title: Interpreting Genetic Variants of Uncertain Significance
Grant ID: DP1-HG007811




Natalia A. Trayanova

Natalia A. Trayanova, Ph.D.

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Project Title: Virtual Electrophysiology Laboratory 
Grant ID: DP1-HL123271




Fan Wang

Fan Wang, Ph.D.

Duke University Medical Center

Project Title: Toward Causal Neuroscience: Capture and Manipulate Emergent Neuronal Ensembles
Grant ID: DP1-MH103908




Leor S Weinberger

Leor S Weinberger, Ph.D.

Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco, CA

Project Title: Evolvable Resistance-Proof Therapies
Grant ID: DP1-DE024408




Xiaoliang Sunney Xie

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Project Title: Probing Dynamics of The Human Genome by Single Cell Sequencing 
Grant ID: DP1-CA186693




Rafael M Yuste

Rafael M Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.

Columbia University

Project Title: Functional Connectomics of the Neocortical Microcircuit
Grant ID: DP1-EY024503




Mark J Zylka

Mark J Zylka, Ph.D.

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Project Title: The Elongation Hypothesis of Autism 
Grant ID: DP1-ES024088




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