The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation announced in February that Chicago Medical School Assistant Professor EunJung Hwang, PhD, was awarded a 2022 Sloan Research Fellowship — one of the most competitive awards available to early-career researchers and is often seen as a marker of the quality of an institution’s science faculty.
“These 118 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today,” the Sloan Foundation stated in announcing the 2022 fellowships. “Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.” Awardees receive $75,000 over a two-year term in support of their research.
“These 118 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today.”
Dr. Hwang joined the Stanson Toshok Center for Brain Function and Repair, which is part of RFU’s Brain Science Institute, in August 2020. Her lab uses large-scale imaging of network activity in the vertebrate brain with single neuron resolution to examine “how the brain circuits operate to select an action, fulfill the chosen action through movements and learn from the action outcome in both health and disease.”