Two Nicolelis Lab Alumni Receive Prestigious Research Awards

Former Nicolelis Graduate Student, Dr. Asif Ghazanfar, now an Associate Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, has been named as a recipient of the 2013 Troland Award. The Troland Awards are given each year by the National Academy of Science to two outstanding young scientists to “recognize unusual achievement and further empirical research in psychology regarding the relationships of consciousness and the physical world” (from the National Academy of Sciences website). For more information on Dr. Ghazanfar and the Troland Award, please see Dr. Ghazanfar’s home page and the NAS Troland Award web page.

Dr. Rui Costa, Principal Investigator in the Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, received the 2012 Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award. Dr. Costa, a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Nicolelis Lab, received the award during the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans in October. The award recognizes Dr. Costa’s work making “significant advances to complex neuroscience and neurological problems with elegant and innovative approaches” (from the Society for Neuroscience website). Additional information is available at Dr. Costa’s web page and the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award web site.

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