Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Grant Recipients

Note: This list reflects the awardees' current grant institution.

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

2011-2002 Recipients

2016

Ahmet F. Coskun, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Computational single molecule imaging and barcoding: Exploring cellular identity at the single cell transcript level

Alexander G. Huth, Ph.D.
University of California-Berkeley
Comprehensive functional mapping of human cortex using generative models

Ashley Laughney Bakhoum, Ph.D.
Sloan-Kettering Institute
Uncovering transcriptional vulnerabilities in latent metastasis

Michael J. Mitchell, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
High-throughput in vivo nucleic acid delivery screening via molecular barcoding of nanoparticles for bone marrow-related diseases

Arthur Prindle, Ph.D.
University of California-San Diego
Electrical signaling and multicellular organization

Adrianne Marie Rosales, Ph.D.
University of Colorado-Boulder
Dynamic viscoelastic hydrogels to study mechanisms of fibrosis

David M. Schneider, Ph.D.
Duke University
Neural circuits for making predictions and learning from mistakes

Amy Wesolowski, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Impact of human travel on infectious disease dynamics

Jing Yan, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Resolving and analyzing living bacterial biofilms at the single cell level

Weijian Yang, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Holographic mapping and manipulation of neuronal microcircuits

2015

Lacramioara Bintu, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
Dynamics of epigenetic regulation at the single-cell level

Alistair Nicol Boettiger, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Direct imaging of the nanoscale structural organization of chromatin as shaped by developmental signals

Julijana Gjorgjieva, Ph.D.
Brandeis University
Deriving network behavior from single neuron biophysics, synaptic plasticity and neuromodulation

Ann M Hermundstad, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Beyond independence: emergent neural function and the natural world

Markita Patricia Landry, Ph.D.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Synthetic antibodies for real-time monitoring of cellular protein imbalances and protein misfolding

Monica M Laronda, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Northwestern University
Faculty Institution:  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Engineering an artificial ovary to restore fertility and endocrine function in cancer survivors

Chen Li, Ph.D.
University of California-Berkeley
The terradynamics of biological movement in complex terrain

Francisco Eduardo Robles, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Duke University
Faculty Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Molecular imaging based on the linear and nonlinear refractive index for biomedical applications

Allyson E Sgro, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Princeton University
Faculty Institution: Boston University
Greater as a whole: bridging intracellular signaling and population behaviors in collective systems

Jeffrey Neil Stirman, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Trepan2p Microscopy: panoramic brain imaging with cellular resolution for systems neuroscience

Vivek Venkatachalam, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Lifetime behavior and neurophysiology in C. elegans

Christina May Woo, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Stanford University
Faculty Institution:  Harvard University
Expansion of the druggable proteome: understanding proteome-wide small molecule--protein interactions

2014

Ariana E Anderson, Ph.D.
University of California-Los Angeles
It's all in your head: isolating the placebo effect in the brain to reduce drug development costs

Amit Choudhary, Ph.D.
Harvard University / Broad Institute
Snakes, antioxidants, and diabetes

Matthew C Good, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-Berkeley
Faculty Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Cell size and shape dependence of intracellular assembly and signaling

Prashant Mali, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution: University of California - San Diego
Engineering normal and diseased liver organogenesis

Nikhil S Malvankar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Faculty Institution: Yale University
Direct visualization of charge flow in individual native biomolecules

Elizabeth A Nance, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Johns Hopkins University
Faculty Institution: University of Washington
Nanoparticle-mediated targeted therapies for pediatric brain disorders

Elizabeth Hesper Rego, Ph.D.
Harvard School of Public Health
Drug use on the single cell level: differential antibiotic susceptibility of mycobacterial cells using fluorescent reporters.

Ramkumar Sabesan, Ph.D.
University of California-Berkeley School of Optometry
Studying visual function on a cellular scale

Kimberly Murley Stroka, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Institution: University of Maryland – College Park
Engineering blood-brain barrier mechanobiology in tumor metastasis

Michael D. Vahey, Ph.D.
University of California-Berkeley School of Public Health
Uncovering the dynamics of enveloped virus assembly

Heng Xu, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Deciphering stochastic transcriptional regulation at the single-event level

Xin Zhang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Scripps Research Institute
Faculty Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Scrutinizing the cellular and molecular mechanisms that create and maintain the functional proteome using chemical probes

2013

Gregory R. Bowman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Faculty Institution: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis 
Decrypting cryptic allosteric sites resulting from protein flexibility

Yaniv Erlich, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Faculty Institution: Columbia University
Dissecting complex phenotypes using web 2.0 social networks

Stephanie I. Fraley, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Faculty Institution: University of California - San Diego
Digitizing microRNA: integrated profiling and discovery for rapid, quantitative, and broad-scale detection in infectious disease

Hernan G. Garcia, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Princeton University
Faculty Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Wiring up the synthetic fly

Karen E. Kasza, Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mechanical cues coordinating cell behaviors during morphogenesis

Gabriel Kwong, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Nanoparticles that amplify biomarkers in vivo for ultrasensitive metastasis monitoring

Megan N. McClean, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Princeton University
Faculty Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Optogenetic and microfluidic tools for generating dynamic inputs to interrogate and control biological networks

Mikhail G. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Faculty Institution: California Institute of Technology
Genetically encoded reporters for sensitive non-invasive imaging of biological function

Paul A. Sigala, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Washington University
Faculty Institution:  University of Utah School of Medicine
Mechanistic probes of heme metabolism in malaria parasites

Bo Wang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
Faculty Institution: Stanford University
In vivo imaging and functional genomic analysis of stem cells in human parasitic worm schistosoma

2012

Buz M. Barstow, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution: Princeton University
Evolving the limits of metabolism and in vivo catalysis

ShiNung Ching, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution: Washington University
Towards treatments in disorders of consciousness and new models of general anesthesia

Kwanghun Chung, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clear, Lipid-exchanged, Anatomically Rigid, Imaging/immunostaining-compatible, Tissue hYdrogel (CLARITY) technology for high-throughput and high-content whole tissue analysis

Robert Gregg, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Northwestern University
Faculty Institution:  University of Texas - Dallas
From machine to biomimetic control in robot-assisted walking

Maureen E. Hillenmeyer, Ph.D.
Stanford University
In vivo synthetic evolution of bioactive natural products

Allon Moshe Klein, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution:  Harvard Medical School
Defining patterns and mechanisms of stem cell fate choice

Sergey A. Kryazhimskiy, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard University
Faculty Institution: University of California-San Diego
Predicting evolution in microbial populations

Heather J. Kulik, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deciphering the role of the protein scaffold in enzyme catalysis with fast and accurate computation

Lulu Qian, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  California Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution: California Institute of Technology
Exploring and re-realizing the principles of information processing in biology using artificial nucleic-acid systems

Jesse G. Zalatan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California - San Francisco
Faculty Institution: University of Washington
Entropic contributions to efficiency in biochemical networks