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2013 Pioneer Award Recipients

Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.

Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.
Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
Project Title: Highly evolved brain circuits in primates: molecular vulnerabilities for disease 
 

Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.

Edward S. Boyden, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project Title: Millisecond-Timescale Whole-Brain Neural Activity Mapping in Health and Disease 
 

Vadim N. Gladyshev, Ph.D.

Vadim N. Gladyshev, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA
Project Title: Mechanisms of lifespan control 
 

Baljit Khakh, Ph.D.

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
 

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

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 
 

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

Jay Ashok Shendure, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington, Seattle
Project Title: Interpreting Genetic Variants of Uncertain Significance
 

Natalia A. Trayanova, Ph.D.

Natalia A. Trayanova, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Project Title: Virtual Electrophysiology Laboratory 
 

Fan Wang, Ph.D.

Fan Wang, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Project Title: Toward causal neuroscience: capture and manipulate emergent neuronal ensembles 
 

Leor S Weinberger, Ph.D.

Leor S Weinberger, Ph.D.
Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco, CA
Project Title: Evolvable Resistance-Proof Therapies
 

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.

Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, Ph.D.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Project Title: Probing Dynamics of The Human Genome by Single Cell Sequencing 
 

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

Rafael M Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.
Columbia University 
Project Title: Functional connectomics of the neocortical microcircuit 
 

Mark J Zylka, Ph.D.

Mark J Zylka, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Project Title: The Elongation Hypothesis of Autism 

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