Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

Grant Recipients 2002-2011

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

2012-2016 Recipients

2011
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2003
2002

2011

Paul C. Blainey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Stanford University
Faculty Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From single cells to populations: using microfluidics, genomics, and culture to better understand infectious disease in the post-genomic era

L. Stirling Churchman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California - San Francisco
Faculty Institution: Harvard Medical School
Regulation of the RNA polymerase motor mechanism in vivo

Eva-Maria Collins, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Princeton University
Faculty Institution: University of California - San Diego
Biophysical approaches to study stem cell dynamics during regeneration in planarians

Shawn M. Douglas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution: University of California - San Francisco
Self-assembled DNA devices for nanoscale manipulation of immune signal transduction

Keisuke Goda, Ph.D.
University of California-Los Angeles
Development of high-throughput blood screening technology for real-time noninvasive cancer diagnostics and therapy

Christopher D. Harvey, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Princeton University
Faculty Institution: Harvard Medical School
Neural circuit mechanisms underlying decision-making in mice

Alan Horsager, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Using genetically-targeted neural modulation to examine retinal circuits and restore vision in the blind

Eleni Katifori, Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
Robustness and optimality in loopy biological distribution networks

Tobias J. D. Reichenbach, Ph.D.
Rockefeller University
Low-frequency hearing in mammals

Jonathan R. Silva, Ph.D.
Washington University
Applying molecular spectroscopy to derive multi-scale cardiac bioelectricity models

2009

Julie S.Biteen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Stanford University
Faculty Institution: University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Superresolution imaging in live cells using single-molecule active-control microscopy

Ofer Feinerman, Ph.D.
Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer
Cellular heterogeneity and cooperativity shape decision-making in the immune system

Surya Ganguli, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California - San Francisco
Faculty Institution:  Stanford University
The expression and acquisition of sequence memory in neuronal networks

Mark A. Kramer,Ph.D. 
Boston University
Population rhythms of epilepsy

Michael Rust, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard University
Faculty Institution:  University of Chicago
Nonlinear dynamics underlying the cyanobacterial circadian clock

Daniel A. Wagenaar,Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  California Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution:  University of Cincinnati
Neural circuitry and mechanisms of multisensory integration in a predatory invertebrate

2008

Dirk R. Albrecht, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Investigating neural circuits governing chemotaxis using microtechnology

David Biron, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Brandeis University
Faculty Institution: University of Chicago
Understanding small neural circuits

Lynette Cegelski, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Washington University
Faculty Institution: Stanford University
Mapping the structural and functional landscape of the microbial extracellular matrix

Rhiju Das, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of Washington
Faculty Institution: Stanford University
High resolution prediction of new RNA folds

Alfredo Dubra-Suarez, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of Rochester
Faculty Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Understanding glaucoma through structural and functional in vivo cellular imaging of the retina

Alexander Dunn, Ph.D.
Stanford University
Single molecule characterization of the energetic landscape underlying myosin force generation

Maria N. Geffen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Perception and neural encoding of textured sounds

Andrea M. Goforth, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California - Davis
Faculty Institution: Portland State University
Bimodal, luminescent/magnetic nanoparticle assemblies targeted to alpha-4-beta-1 integrin for tumor imaging and therapy

Ming Hammond, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Yale University
Faculty Institution: University of California - Berkeley
Large-scale discovery and analysis of regulatory RNAs using computational and chemical approaches

Arjun Raj, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Stochastic gene expression in development: from phenomena to function

Sridevi V. Sarma, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty InstitutionJohns Hopkins University
Improved therapies for Parkinson’s disease using advanced engineering methods

Georg Seelig, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: California Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution: University of Washington
Nucleic acid logic circuits for conditional gene regulation

Jan Skotheim, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution: Stanford University
A systems level approach to cell cycle control: from molecules to motifs to physiology

Joshua Vaughan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard University
Faculty Institution: University of Washington
Discovery of new motility mechanism and high speed, in vivo imaging of motor protein dynamics

Lauren J. Webb, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution: University of Texas - Austin
Electrostatic fields at the protein-protein interface

2007

Derek Cummings, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Natural and vaccine-induced immunity and spatiotemporal dynamics of epidemic dengue

Ajit P. Joglekar, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Faculty Institution: University of Michigan Medical School 
Building a mechanistic model of the structure and function of a kinetochore-microtubule attachment

Harold D. Kim, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard University
Faculty Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Understanding the mechanisms of sensitivity in gene expression

Gavin McLean King, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Colorado - Boulder
Faculty Institution: University of Missouri - Columbia
The dynamic structural biology of ion channel proteins: an ultra-stable atomic force microscope study

Mary L. Kraft, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution: University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign
Composition analysis of the influenza virus pre-envelope by multiple isotope imaging mass spectrometry (MIMS)

Alison L. Marsden, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution: University of California - San Diego
Engineering new treatments for cardiovascular disease via optimal design and physiologic simulation

Celeste M.Nelson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-Berkeley
Faculty Institution: Princeton University 
Biophysical dynamics in the regulation of tissue morphogenesis

Erin C. Rericha, Ph.D.
Postdoctorial Institution:  University of Maryland-College Park
Faculty Institution:  Vanderbilt University
Fluid flows in cell mechanosensitivity and cell motion

Jason T.Ritt, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution:  Boston University
Active sensing in natural and robotic organisms

Alexander Sher, Ph.D.
University of California-Santa Cruz
Investigation of retinal processing through large-scale multi-electrode recordings

Joshua S.Weitz, Ph.D.
Postdotoral Institution:  Princeton University
Faculty Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Evolutionary ecology of bacterial viruses

Ahmet Yildiz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-San Francisco
Faculty Institution:  University of California-Berkeley
Molecular mechanism of dynein in vitro and in living cells

2006

Jasna Brujic, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Columbia University
Faculty Institution:  New York University
Mechanical networks in biology: from proteins to cells

Nicolas E. Buchler, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution:  Duke University
Gene duplication and the evolution of function in regulatory networks

Margaret L. Gardel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Scripps Research Institute
Faculty Institution:  University of Chicago
Dynamic force generation in cell migration

Daniel I. Goldman, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-Berkeley
Faculty Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Dynamic locomotion on challenging substrates

Edo L. Kussell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution:  New York University
Evolution of microbial physiologies

Laura A. Miller,Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Utah
Faculty Institution:  University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Developmental and evolutionary biofluid dynamics: case studies in locomotion and heart development

Dana Pe’er, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution:  Columbia University
A systems approach to elucidate integration of signal and decision in cells

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard University
Faculty Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From modules to mechanisms: the function and evolution of molecular networks

Eric Shea-Brown, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  New York University
Faculty Institution:  University of Washington
Neurobiological dynamics of timing and decisions

Hadley D. Sikes, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Colorado-Bolder
Faculty Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Well-defined, supramolecular assemblies of redox enzymes via templated self-assembly for use in mechanistic electron transport studies and targeted apoptosis

2005

Emre Aksay, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Princeton University
Faculty Institution:  Weill Cornell Medical College
Neural mechanisms for control of eye position

Rachel Brem, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Washington
Faculty Institution:  University of California - Berkeley
The genetics of transcription in budding yeast

Yann R. Chemla, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: University of California-Berkeley
Faculty Institution:  University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign
Single-molecule study of bacteriophage DNA packaging and mitochondrial protein import

Oksana Cherniavskaya, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Exploring the spatial interactions in cytoskeletal proteins using nanoscale bioarrays

Timothy J. Gardner, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Faculty Institution:  Boston University
Tracking neural programs for song

Robert H. Havlin, Ph.D.
National Institutes of Health
Snapshots of proteins in action: elucidating freeze-trapped intermediates with solid state nuclear magnetic resonance

Christine E. Heitsch, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Faculty Institution:  Georgia Institute of Technology
Combinatorial and computational approach to deciphering the biological information encoded by single-stranded nucleotide sequences

Joshua B. Plotkin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard University
Faculty Institution:  University of Pennsylvania
Novel methods to compute selection pressures on proteins at the genome-wide scale

Astrid A. Prinz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Emory University
Models of activity-dependent homeostatic regulation in neural networks on the basis of brute force exploration of high-dimensional parameter spaces

Benjamin J.Raphael, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-San Diego
Faculty Institution:  Brown University
High-resolution analysis of tumor genome architectures

Megan T. Valentine, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution:  University of California - Santa Barbara
Establishing the mechanism of kinesin processivity

2003

Lindsay G. Cowell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Duke University Medical Center
Faculty Institution:  University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas
A novel statistical approach to deducing the function of regulatory DNA: examples from analyses of recombination signal sequences

Adrienne L. Fairhall, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Princeton University
Faculty Institution:  University of Washington
Neural computation, adaptation and information processing

Jeffrey R. Kuhn, Ph.D.
Postdoctorial Institution:  Yale University
Faculty Institution:  Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy observations of actin branching dynamics in vivo

Jason K. Sello, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution: Harvard Medical School
Factulty Institution:  Brown University
Taking a chemical genetic scalpel to a Streptomyces colony

Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Postdoctorial Institution:  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Faculty Institution:  Duke University
Visualization of biochemical signaling in single dendritic spines

Matthew A. Young, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-Berkeley
Faculty Institution:  University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Allosteric regulation in cell-signaling proteins

Muhammad N. Yousaf, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Harvard Medical School
Faculty Institution:  University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
A surface chemistry and materials approach to develop model substrates to study PI(4,5)P2 lipid raft dependent actin polymerization

2002

Michael B. Elowitz, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Rockefeller University
Faculty Institution:  California Institute of Technology
In vivo modeling: a synthetic approach to regulatory networks

Lisa J. Lapidus, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  National Institutes of Health
Faculty Institution:  Michigan State University
Dynamics of polypeptides from measurement of intramolecular contact formation

Patrick W. Nelson, Ph.D.
University of Michigan
A theoretical study of HIV-1 pathogenesis: from primary infection, through latency, to effective drug therapy or progression to AIDS

Todd E. Peterson, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of Arizona
Faculty Institution:  Vanderbilt University
Ultrahigh-resolution in vivo imaging

Jianghong Rao, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  University of California-Los Angeles
Faculty Institution:  Stanford University School of Medicine
Imaging gene expression and protein phosphorylation in living organisms

Ronald S. Rock, Jr., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Institution:  University of Chicago
Exploring the protein folding energy landscape at the single molecule level

Brent R. Stockwell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Faculty Institution:  
Columbia University
Chemical profiling of cellular disease states

Keith R. Weninger, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Institution:  Stanford University
Faculty Instutition:  North Carolina State University
Single molecule study of the role of SNARE protein-assisted membrane fusion in calcium-triggered neurotransmitter release