of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
NIH Director's Pioneer Award Program
2013 Pioneer Award Recipients
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Project Title: Millisecond-Timescale Whole-Brain Neural Activity Mapping in Health and Disease
Vadim N. Gladyshev, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA
Project Title: Mechanisms of lifespan control
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.
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.
University of Washington, Seattle
Project Title: Interpreting Genetic Variants of Uncertain Significance
Natalia A. Trayanova, Ph.D.
The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Project Title: Virtual Electrophysiology Laboratory
Fan Wang, Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center
Project Title: Toward causal neuroscience: capture and manipulate emergent neuronal ensembles
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.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Project Title: Probing Dynamics of The Human Genome by Single Cell Sequencing
Rafael M Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Functional connectomics of the neocortical microcircuit
Mark J Zylka, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Project Title: The Elongation Hypothesis of Autism
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