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2019 Polak Young Investigator Award Ceremony


R21 Early Career Research (ECR) Award NIH NIDCD (June 2020 – June 2023)

  • Principal investigator of research program studying dopaminergic mechanisms of odor information processing and experience-dependent plasticity in the olfactory bulb

  • $300,000 of unrestricted, transferable funds to establish an independent research laboratory

  • Health Sciences Research News


NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Training Grant Award NIH NIDCD (July 2017– July 2019) 

  • Investigated mechanisms of gain control and concentration dependent processing in the olfactory bulb (publications currently in progress)

  • Experiments utilize two photon, two color in vivo imaging, light-gated ion channels, designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs)

Polak Young Investigator Award (April 2019)

  • The Association of Chemoreception Science Committee recognizes the top 5-6 young investigators within 10 years of the doctoral degree based upon their scientific merit

  • Received stipend to attend the annual Association of Chemoreception Science Conference to present my work as a talk during the Polak Young Investigator Award ceremony


Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Trainee Professional Development Award (Nov 2017)

  • Competitively selected as one of the top 150 undergraduates, graduate students, or postdoctoral fellows internationally to demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in neuroscience research

  • This award aims to promote the advancement of neuroscience career training with a SfN conference stipend and unique networking opportunities


Polak Postdoctoral Travel Award (April 2016)

  • Competitively selected by the Association of Chemoreception Science Committee for travel funds to attend the annual conference


Yale Neuroscience Training Grant (Jun 2013 – Jun 2014)

  • Competitively selected by the department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine for an award covering salary for my initial year of postdoctoral training


Undergraduate Research for the National Science Foundation (REU-NSF) (Jun 2008 – Aug 2008)

  • Competitively selected for a research award covered by the National Science Foundation and Department of Defense to complete a research project

  • A travel award was also included to attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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