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Young Investigator Award, Japan Neuroscience Society (2022)

This Award is directed to young researchers who have obtained their PhD or equivalent degrees within the past 10 years. Award recipients are selected based on their research achievements, research plans, and their record of activity in support of the Japan Neuroscience Society.







Hui(Vivian) Chui Hui (Vivian) Chiu, Ph.D. 2021

Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize, 2021

The Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize were first announced at the commencement ceremony, as is the tradition with this prize. Rosenbaum said the Clauser Prize is awarded to students whose Ph.D. theses reflect extraordinary standards of quality, innovative research, and the potential of opening new avenues of human thought and endeavor. This year, for the third time in the Institute's history, two awards were given because of a tie vote.

127th Commencement



Moriel Zelikowsky Moriel Zelikowsky

L'OREAL USA for Women in Science Award (2016) read more

NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2015)
New York Academy of Sciences Cattell Award for Best Dissertation (2012)
Gengerelli Distinguished Dissertation Award (2012)



Hidehiko-Inagaki Hidehiko Inagaki

Larry Katz Memorial Lecture, Cold Spring Harbor (2014)
Harold Weintraub Award (2014)






Weizhe Hong Weizhe Hong

Larry Katz Memorial Lecture, Cold Spring Harbor (2012)
Larry Sandler Memorial Award, Genetics Society of America (2013)
Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientist (second runner-up) (2013)





Liming Wang Liming Wang

Ferguson Prize for Best Biology PhD Thesis, Caltech (2011)






Gloria Choi Gloria Choi

Ferguson Prize for Best Biology Ph.D. Thesis, Caltech (2005)






Qiao Zhou
Ferguson Prize for Best Biology Ph.D. Thesis, Caltech (2003)


Hai Wang
Ferguson Prize for Best Biology PhD Thesis, Caltech (1999)


Christopher J. Schoenherr
Ferguson Prize for Best Biology PhD Thesis, Caltech (1996)