Dr. Alex Kolodkin, HHMI Professor of Neuroscience, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences' 2016 Pradel Research Award.
The Pradel Research Award is presented annually to recognize mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. The recipient is presented with a $50,000 research award to an institution of their choice to support neuroscience research.
Dr. Kolodkin receives this award for his pioneering work on neuronal development research relating to the establishment of neuronal connectivity. He is known for his work on neuronal guidance cues and their receptors, the discovery of semaphorins, and unveiling guidance cue roles in neural circuit assembly and function in insects and mammals.
Full article: NAS 2016 Award