Congratulations to former Biology PhD student Chaogu Zheng, who has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Kavli Award for Distinguished Research in Neuroscience.
This award was established to recognize the best doctoral dissertation in the neural sciences at Columbia University each year. It rewards work that is original, raises provocative questions about the field, and/or provides exceptional conceptual advances. Chaogu, who is now a post-doc in Martin Chalfie's lab, was awarded for his work delineating touch receptor cell-type specification: "Genetic basis of neuronal subtype differentiation in Caenorhabditis elegans."
In addition to Chaogu, this year’s award also went to Neuroscience PhD student Timothy Machado, who works with Tom Jessell and Liam Paninski, for his project "Probing circuits for spinal motor control."
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