FACULTY AWARD: Witten receives 2014 McKnight Scholar Award for neuroscience

May 16, 2014 3:18 p.m.

Ilana Witten, an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, received one of six 2014 McKnight Scholar Awards, which are granted to young scientists with a demonstrated commitment to neuroscience. Witten will receive $225,000 over three years for her project, "Deconstructing Working Memory: Dopamine Neurons and Their Target Circuits." The award is supported by the McKnight Foundation's Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which supports research designed to one day accurately diagnose, prevent and treat brain diseases.