Alumni Selected in First Class of Fellows
July 18, 2022
Austin Coley, PhD'19 was selected as one of seven neuroscientists for the first class of Transition to Independence fellows by The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB). The program facilitates the transition to research independence of outstanding systems and computational neuroscientists from historically underrepresented backgrounds.
The fellowship provides each of the seven fellows $495,000 over three years to help them become independent investigators and establish grant funding at the start of their tenure-track professorships.
Austin had this to say via his Twitter account (@AustinAColey):
"I am incredibly honored to receive this award. I need to thank the @SCglobalbrain for believing in my scientific vision.
I couldn't have done this without my highly talented interdisciplinary team and support from my mentors and collaborators @kaymtye @wjgao99 [Dr. Wen-Jun Gao, professor in the neuroscience department] @takaki_komiyama"
Dr. Coley is a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He studies the effect of neural circuits on behavior and state-dependent and region-specific cellular aberrations implicated in neuropsychiatric conditions.
Congratulations, Dr. Coley!