Pip Coen receives an HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
Pip Coen, a third-year neuroscience graduate student who is conducting research in Mala Murthy's laboratory, has been awarded a prestigious 3-year HHMI International Student Fellowship. He is investigating the dynamics of song-related behaviors in the fruit fly, Drosophila. He has established new behavioral paradigms to determine what features of song are relevant for mate choice, and is also using in vivo recording techniques to discover how the brain processes these salient song features.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is committed to the development of the most talented researchers studying in U.S. graduate institutions regardless of their country of origin. The HHMI International Student Research Fellowships are designed to facilitate the research training of outstanding international predoctoral students (who are ineligible for fellowship or training grant support through federal agencies) in the biomedical and related sciences, including physical and mathematical sciences.
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