Source Newsroom: NYU Langone Medical Center
Newswise — Dayu Lin, PhD, assistant professor, Departments of Physiology and Neuroscience and Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center was recently named among the 126 outstanding U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive the Sloan Research Fellowship for 2012, which have been presented every year since 1955 to promising early-career scientists by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“We are so pleased to have Dr. Lin’s passion and dedication to advancing neuroscience recognized among some of the best young scientists today,” said Richard Tsien, DPhil, the Druckenmiller Professor of Neuroscience, Chair of the Department of Physiology and Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center. “Her success is representative of the breadth and depth of talent and commitment to innovation that forms the framework of our neuroscience community and allows us to drive the best fundamental research and clinical application of original discoveries.”
Dr. Lin’s research revolves around the neurobiology of instinctual social interaction, including fear, aggression and mating habits. Her studies probe how circuits underlying aggression change with genetic manipulation and her research involves a combination of optogenetics – the use of lights to turn neurons on and off – and electrophysiology techniques.
Sloan Research fellowships are presented across eight scientific fields—chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. Winners are nominated by their fellow scientists and selected through close cooperation with the scientific community. The fellowship comes with a grant of $50,000 over a two-year period to further their research.
About NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, recognized as one of the nation’s leading hospitals dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children’s health services; and Rusk Rehabilitation, devoted entirely to rehabilitation medicine – plus NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center’s tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.NYULMC.org.