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

P. Imoukhuede, PhD
Hunter and Dorothy Simpson Professor
Chair, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington

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

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

Lulu Qian, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology

Georg Seelig, PhD
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering
University of Washington

Kandice Tanner, PhD
Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Cell Biology
National Cancer Institute

Matt Thomson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computational Biology
California Institute of Technology

Shyni Varghese, PhD (Co-Chair)
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science and Orthopaedic Surgery
Duke University

Corey J. Wilson, PhD
Professor of Engineering
Love Family Endowed Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

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

Additional members may be added to the committee.

Award Timeline

Sep 01, 2023

Letter of Intent Deadline

Nov 20, 2023

Invites for full proposal

Jan 08, 2024

Application Deadline

Apr 24, 2024


Apr 25, 2024


Jun 01, 2024

Notice of Award

Jul 01, 2024

Award Start Date

Jun 30, 2029

Award End Date

Program Contacts

Tammy Collins, PhD

Program Officer


Melanie Scott

Melanie Scott

Senior Program Associate


Lama Haidar

Program Coordinator