awards

Kavli NDI awards support the training of a new generation of transdisciplinary neuroscientists, engineers, and data scientists to equip them to meet tomorrow’s research challenges.

To learn more about Kavli NDI sponsored award recipients please see below.

  • KAVLI NEUROSCIENCE DISTINGUISHED FELLOWS PROGRAM

    • This program was established to provide a cross-disciplinary training platform for Postdoctoral Fellows through the support of bold research that bridges neuroscience to engineering and data science. Kavli NDI recognizes that Postdoctoral fellows are a highly skilled research force that are often the driving force in breakthrough discoveries. This program aims to foster groundbreaking discoveries while equipping our scientists with interdisciplinary skills and mindset for their future careers.

        2019 DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

      • Celine Drieu, Phd

        Title: Neuronal circuits of context-dependent sensorimotor behavior.

        PI: Kishore V. Kuchibhotla, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 

        Co PI: Joshua Vogelstein, Center for Imaging Science

      • Austin Graves, PHD

        Title: Revealing the synaptic encoding of fear learning and memory.

        PI: Richard Huganir, Department of Neuroscience

        Co PI: Joshua Vogelstein, Center for Imaging Science

      • Lukas Mesik, PHD

        Title: Rewiring the cortex with a thalamic prosthesis analog.

        PI: Hey-Kyoung Lee, Department of Neuroscience, Mind Brain Institute

        Co PI: Jin Kang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

      • Genevieve Stein-O'Brien, MHS, PHD

        Title: Modeling the effect of species-specific conservation and spatial organization in scRNAseq of retina development via novel algorithm development, applied analysis, and in situ validation.

        PI: Loyal A. Goff, Department of Neuroscience

        Co PI: Elana Fertig, Department of Oncology, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

  • KAVLI NDI DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCIENTISTS

    • Understanding how the brain harnesses the ability to adapt, learn, and problem solve, whether in early development, through aging or in the face of disease is a challenge that is being tackled by scientists across the globe. The Kavli NDI Visiting Scientist Program was developed to integrate this global community by fostering collaborations between Kavli NDI members and internationally renowned scientists. Visiting scientists are hosted by Kavli NDI to share their expertise and stimulate interdisciplinary scientific interactions that advance our understanding of the structure and function of the brain.

  • Awardee Archive

    2019Open

      2019 DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

    • Celine Drieu, PHD

      Title: Neuronal circuits of context-dependent sensorimotor behavior.

      PI: Kishore V. Kuchibhotla, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences 

      Co PI: Joshua Vogelstein, Center for Imaging Science

    • Austin Graves, PHD

      Title: Revealing the synaptic encoding of fear learning and memory.

      PI: Richard Huganir, Department of Neuroscience

      Co PI: Joshua Vogelstein, Center for Imaging Science

    • Lukas Mesik, PHD

      Title: Rewiring the cortex with a thalamic prosthesis analog.

      PI: Hey-Kyoung Lee, Department of Neuroscience, Mind Brain Institute

      Co PI: Jin Kang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    • Genevieve Stein-O'Brien, MHS, PHD

      Title: Modeling the effect of species-specific conservation and spatial organization in scRNAseq of retina development via novel algorithm development, applied analysis, and in situ validation.

      PI: Loyal A. Goff, Department of Neuroscience

      Co PI: Elana Fertig, Department of Oncology, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

    2017Open

      2019 DISTINGUISHED POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

    • SIMON ALLARD, PHD

      Project: Imaging Cholinergic Fiber Activation.

      PI: Marshall Hussain Shuler, Department of Neuroscience bridged

      Co PI: Michael Miller, Department of Biomedical Engineering 

    • AUDREY BRANCH, PHD

      Project: Three-dimensional analysis of newborn neuron integration in aging.

      PI: Michela Gallagher, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

      Co PI: Joshua Vogelstein, Center for Imaging Science

    • JONATHAN LING, PHD

      Project: Mapping the hidden transcriptome in retinal differentiation.

      PI: Seth Blackshaw, Department of Neuroscience

      Co PI: Jeffrey T. Leek, Department of Biostatistics

    • MANU MADHAV, PHD

      Project: Stabilizing the cognitive map with real-time feedback in virtual reality to quantify the influence of optic flow.

      PI: James Knierim, The Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute

      Co PI: Noah Cowan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

    • BO NING, PHD

      Project: Development of Head-mount Fiber-optic Platform for Two-photon Imaging of Freely Walking Animals.

      PI: Xingde Li, Department of Biomedical Engineering

      Co PI: Dwight Bergles, Department of Neuroscience

      Succeeding position: R&D Staff Engineer, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC.

    • PIERRE SACRE, PHD

      Project: Neural Correlates During Human Decision-making: The Integration of Rational Reasoning and Internal Biases.

      PI: Sridevi Sarma, Department of Biomedical Engineering

      Co PI: Ernst Niebur, Department of Neuroscience

      Succeeding position: Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science School of Engineering, University of Liège 

    • JANAKA SENARATHNA, PHD

      Project: NeuroSCOPE - A Wireless Miniature Microscope for Brain Imaging in Freely Moving Animals.

      PI: Arvind Pathak, Department of Radiology

      Co PI: Nitish Thakor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

    • XINDONG SONG, PHD

      Project: Chronic Calcium Imaging of Auditory Cortical Neurons in Awake Marmosets with Quiet Two-Photon Microscopy and a Scalable Data Workflow.

      PI: Xiaoqin Wang, Department of Biomedical Engineering

      Co PIs: Randal Burns, Department of Computer Science

    • DANIEL TWARD, PHD

      Project: MR Micro Imaging and Three Dimensional Histology: INtegrating Neuroimaging Data Across Scales.

      PI: Michael Miller, Department of Biomedical Engineering

      Co PI: Juan Troncoso, Department of Pathology, Division of Neuropathology

    • KAVLI NDI DISTINGUISHED VISITING SCIENTISTS

    • JUAN GOUTMAN, PHD

      INGEBI CONICET, Universidad de Buenos Aires

      Hosted by: Paul Fuchs, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

      Project: Structure and function analyses of how calcium influx, endoplasmic storage and release may contribute to synaptic function.

    • MENACHEM HANANI, PHD

      Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School

      Hosted by: Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience

      Project: Advanced methods to determine glial cells influence on nerves, pain transmission and sensation.

    • MENNO WITTER, PHD

      Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience/ Centre for Neural - NTNU

      Hosted by: Michael Miller, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

      Project: Development of a common representation of structural data on animal models, AD patients, and healthy humans focusing on the entorhinal-hippocampal system

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