Mala Murthy receives Klingenstein Fund and McKnight Foundation Awards
The purpose of the Klingenstein Fund is to support, in the early stages of their careers, young investigators engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The Klingenstein Fund recognizes that to accomplish this goal it is necessary to encourage a variety of new approaches. Several areas within the neurosciences are of particular interest to the Fund:
Cellular and molecular neuroscience—Studies of the mechanisms of neuronal excitability and development, and of the genetic basis of behavior.
Neural systems—Studies of the integrative function of the nervous system.
Clinical research—Studies designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and our understanding of the causes of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The McKnight Scholar Awards are granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience. The Endowment Fund seeks to support innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. The six McKnight Scholar Award recipients will each receive $75,000 per year for three years.