Christine Grienberger wins key early-career fellowship

Christine Grienberger stands in front of a video screen in a darkened room
Photo/Jörg Meyer

Christine Grienberger

Christine Grienberger, assistant professor of biology, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Grienberger is among 125 early-career scholars to receive one of the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships. The two-year, $75,000 fellowships are awarded to early career researchers in recognition of their outstanding research and potential to make substantial contributions to their field. They have been identified by the Sloan Foundation as representing the most promising scientific researchers working today, whose achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.

Grienberger’s lab investigates the synaptic, cellular, and circuit-level computations that allow animals’ brains to learn to execute tasks that ensure their survival. Specifically, she studies the entorhinal-hippocampal circuit, a network of connected brain areas known to be essential for spatial learning. Her research points toward future research in both the scientific and the clinical realms related to disease processes that prevent new memories from being formed.

In 2022, Grienberger won a Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research.

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