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Wang named Distinguished Young Scholar

Sam Wang , assistant professor of molecular biology , has been named a Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research by the W.M. Keck Foundation.

Wang was one of five scientists chosen for the honor, which provides up to $1 million in research funding over five years. According to the Keck Foundation, the scholars are chosen for their "extraordinary promise for independent basic biological and medical research, as well as their ability to demonstrate a capacity for future academic leadership."

Keck cited Wang for his work in studying the design and function of the cerebellum, which coordinates sensory and motor functions in the brain. With a fundamental understanding of cerebellar function and dysfunction, he hopes to develop insights into diverse neurological problems ranging from movement disorders to autism. He has been a Princeton faculty member since 2000.

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