|Past Pioneers To Speak at Symposium
- Dr. Emery N. Brown, Massachusetts General Hospital/Massachusetts Institute of Technology—Imaging Loss of Consciousness Under Anesthesia
- Dr. Frances E. Jensen, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School—Understanding Cognitive Consequences of Early Life Epilepsy
- Dr. Takao K. Hensch, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard
Medical School—Epigenetic Control of Critical Period Plasticity
- Dr. Thomas R. Clandinin, Stanford University—Toward a Genetic Dissection of Visual Computation
- Dr. Mark J. Schnitzer, Stanford University—New Paradigms for In Vivo Microscopy in Live Subjects
- Dr. Gina G. Turrigiano, Brandeis University—Mapping the Location of Synaptic Proteins Using Super-Resolution
- Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, Boston College/Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital—What Is an Emotion?
- • Dr. Peter S. Bearman, Columbia University—Social Dynamics and Autism Prevalence
• Dr. Marshall S. Horwitz, University of Washington School of Medicine—Inferring Cell Lineage from Somatic Mutations
- Dr. James J. Collins, Boston University—A Network Biology Approach to Antibiotic Action and Bacterial Defense Mechanisms
- Dr. Rustem F. Ismagilov, University of Chicago—Space: The Final Frontier
- Dr. Margaret L. Gardel, University of Chicago—Emergent Behaviors of the Cellular Cytoskeleton
For more information on these Pioneer Award recipients, see nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer/Recipients07.aspx
“These awards nurture bold and imaginative ideas that may have more than the usual degree of risk but that, if successful, will have significant scientific impact,” Zerhouni said. “The grants allow recipients to tackle compelling problems, sometimes
in entirely new fields, and to follow their scientific instincts, sometimes in unexpected directions.
“This year’s symposium is a great opportunity to hear about their exciting progress
in a variety of areas, ranging from microscopy to neurology and behavioral science,”
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. each day and talks are grouped thematically. For an agenda, see nihroadmap.nih.gov/pioneer/symposium2008.
Launched in 2004, the Pioneer Award is open to scientists at any career stage and provides $2.5 million in direct costs over 5 years. The New Innovator
Award began in 2007 and is reserved for new investigators who have not received an NIH regular research (R01) or similar
grant. It provides $1.5 million in direct costs over 5 years.
Both programs are part of the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research and complement other
NIH efforts to fund potentially transformative
research and support
scientists in the early stages of their independent research careers.
Attendance at the symposium
is free, registration
is not required and all are welcome to attend. The event will also be videocast live and archived at videocast.
Activities of the symposium are supported in part by the Foundation for the National Institutes