PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the international call for submissions for its annual Rising Star Award in neuroscience research.
The award celebrates the convergence on Penn’s campus of multiple disciplines – from advanced imaging and computation to bioengineering – in support of the “Year of Brain Science Technology,” and it honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to Brain Science Technology with a USD 10,000 honorarium at the 36th Annual MINS Retreat and Symposium on April 28, 2020.
“Technological advances often precipitate paradigm shifts in knowledge,” says John A. Detre, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurology, and Director of the Brain Science Center at Penn. “Novel methods for measuring the living brain with ever higher spatial and temporal resolution are providing new insights into brain organization and function. The 2020 MINS Rising Star Award will honor a researcher whose focus on the latest acquisition and analysis methods is expanding the frontiers of basic and clinical neuroscience research.”
The year-long investigation will culminate in the 36th MINS Symposium, with lectures by the 2020 Rising Star recipient, the Sprague Lecture by Polina Anikeeva, Ph.D., of MIT, and the Adler Lecture by Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D., of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
Researchers who received their first advanced degree, such as the Ph.D., in 2006 or more recently are invited to submit a one-page description of their contributions to Brain Science Technology, full curricula vitae, and names of three references in a single PDF file by December 10, 2019, to MINSRisingStarAward@lists.upenn.edu. More information may be found at www.med.upenn.edu/ins/wwaRisingStar.html
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania is a preeminent institution for integrated neuroscience research and training. As the University’s intellectual nexus for the study of the brain, MINS supports cross-disciplinary and integrated approaches to fundamental, preclinical, and clinical research. With more than 150 faculty from 32 academic departments and the associated Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, MINS provides a fertile collaborative environment that is a template for programs and institutions around the world.