TRAINEE ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

New Investigator Award

formerly Young Investigator Award

New Investigator applications require a statement of research history and goals (one page). Individuals receiving New Investigator Awards may not present a poster in addition to their talk. Applicants applying for the New Investigator Symposium will be asked to submit a second abstract (we anticipate that the abstract for a New Investigator's talk would be more broad than one for a poster). New Investigators will be selected by the end of April, and all applicants will be notified of the type of their presentation. Three letters of recommendation should be requested, one of which is from the applicant's current faculty mentor. These letters will be directly uploaded to the website.

2013 Young Investigator Award Winners

Post Doctoral Fellows

Brent M. Horton, Emory University
NEUROENDOCRINE AND GENETIC BASES OF ALTERNATIVE REPRODUCTIVE STRATEGIES IN A UNIQUE NATURAL MODEL

Christopher K. Thompson, The Scripps Research Institute
DIRECT ADMINISTRATION OF THYROID HORMONE INCREASES RATES OF ENUROGENESIS AND APOPTOSIS IN THE TADPOLE OPTIC TECTUM

Graduate Students

Jessica Raper, Emory University
NEONATAL AMYGDALAECTOMY ALTERS NORMAL FUNCTIONING OF CRF SYSTEMS, HPA-AXIS, AND EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR IN RHESUS MONKEYS