Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor selected as HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar and McKnight Scholar

May 17, 2023

The Biological Sciences Department congratulates Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor and his team on his selection as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholar. This prestigious five-year award, which may be renewed for another five years, comes with funding of close to $9 million. 

To read more about Dr. Ishmail Abdus-Saboor's work and this exciting honor see recent news items by the Zuckerman Institute and HHMI.

In addition, Professor Abdus-Saboor was selected as a McKnight Scholar. This prestigious award is given to "exceptional young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing an independent laboratory and research career." The McKnight Foundation website explains that the program is meant to "foster the commitment by these scientists to research careers that will have an important impact on the study of the brain. The program seeks to support scientists committed to mentoring neuroscientists from underrepresented groups at all levels of training."