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Biophysicist wins Burroughs Wellcome award

Emre Aksay, a visiting research fellow in molecular biology, has received a $500,000 grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support his research on "neural mechanisms for control of eye position."

Aksay was among 11 early-career scientists selected by Burroughs Wellcome to receive grants under its "Career Awards at the Scientific Interface" program, which is designed to encourage research that bridges the physical or computational sciences and the biological sciences. Aksay, who received a Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1997, is a member of the lab of professor David Tank in the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics .

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