John Maunsell, PhD
John H.R. Maunsell was named the Albert D. Lasker Professor in Neurobiology. Dr. Maunsell is an internationally recognized neuroscientist whose work focusses on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of vision and perception. Previous honors include election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an appointment as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Dr. Maunsell joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014. Read More
Matthew Stephens, PhD
Professor Matthew Stephens (Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics) is the recipient of a Moore Investigator in Data-Driven Discovery award. He is one of 14 scientists from academic institutions nationwide who have received five-year grants; Stephen's grant is for $1.5 million. Stephens is a data scientist who develops statistical and computational analysis tools for the large datasets being generated in the biological sciences. Over the last 15 years, Stephens and his collaborators have made seminal contributions to several problems in population genetics.
Michael Rust, PhD
Assistant Professor Michael Rust (Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology) received the Pew Scholars award, summer 2014. The Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators in sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. He was also recently named a Scialog Fellow for their "Molecules Come to Life" program. The Scailog "Molecules Come to Life" program is an initiative jointly sponsored by Research Corporation for Science Advancement and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It is a two year program involving early career scientists from physics and biology interested in pursuing collaborative, high risk, highly impactful discovery research on untested ideas in physical cell biology.