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Neuroscientist Gaby Maimon given top honor from White House for early career scientists

Maimon has been chosen by President Obama as one of 20 NIH scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. He is being recognized for his work linking genes to higher brain function by way of cellular electrophysiology, research that earned him the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award in 2012. More »

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Five Rockefeller scientists receive high risk-high reward NIH grants

Two Rockefeller University faculty have been awarded the NIH Director’s Transformative Award and three are being given New Innovator Awards.
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New faculty member wants to know how flies make decisions

Gaby Maimon, who will join the university on January 1, has developed a unique system for studying the neural basis for decision-making in fruit flies. By using fluorescence microscopy and glass capillaries pulled to ultrafine tips, Maimon records the electrical activity of specific neurons in the fly brain as it flies, allowing him to understand what’s going on as the fly is exposed to — and reacts to — various stimuli. More »

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