Career Awards at the Scientific Interface

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Advisory Committee

Anne Churchland, PhD (Co-Chair)
Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of California-Los Angeles

Todd Coleman, PhD
Associate Professor
Stanford University

Loren Frank, PhD
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Professor, Sandler Neurosciences Center
University of California-San Francisco

Daniel Hammer, PhD
Alfred G. and Meta A. Ennis Professor of Bioengineering
Director, Penn Center for Precision Engineering for Health
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania

Christina Leslie, PhD
Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine
Member, Computational and Systems Biology Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Melissa Lambeth Kemp, PhD
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Alison Marsden, PhD
Departments of Bioengineering and Pediatrics
Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering
Stanford University

Stephanie Palmer, DPhil
Associate Professor
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Department of Physics
The University of Chicago

Liam Paninski, PhD
Professor, Departments of Statistics and Neuroscience
Columbia University

Matthew Redinbo, Ph.D. (Co-chair)
Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Structural Biology
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Lulu Qian, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology

Shyni Varghese, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University

Jesse Zalatan, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Washington

Additional members may be added to the committee.

Award Timeline

Sep 01, 2022

Letter of Intent Deadline

Nov 21, 2022

Invites for full proposal

Jan 06, 2023

Application Deadline

Apr 25, 2023


Apr 26, 2023


Jun 01, 2023

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2023

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2028

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Tammy Collins, PhD

Program Officer


Melanie Scott

Melanie Scott

Senior Program Associate