Hongdian Yang, whose research focuses on neural circuit mechanisms underlying sensory perception, has received a Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience, a joint project of The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. Aimed at advancing cutting-edge investigations, the awards are presented to highly promising, early career neuroscientists.
This year, only 13 researchers were awarded the fellowship. Yang, an assistant professor of molecular, cell, and systems biology, is the first researcher at the University of California, Riverside, to receive the prestigious fellowship.
The award totals $225,000 for three years and begins July 1.
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