FACULTY AWARD: McBride named 2015 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences
Carolyn "Lindy" McBride, a Princeton University assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, was among 22 researchers nationwide to be selected as a 2015 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. McBride's work explores the molecules and neural circuits that cause most disease-carrying mosquitoes to prefer biting humans over other animals. Her research group plans to image the brains of live mosquitoes to look for changes in the activity or anatomy of the brain regions that process odors. Established in 1985, the Pew Scholars program supports noted scientists at the assistant professor level with flexible funding over four years to help establish their research careers.