Kwanghun Chung awarded Packard Fellowship

Kwanghun (KC) Chung, investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory and an assistant professor in the MIT departments of Chemical Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, is one of 18 individuals chosen to receive a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering. Every year, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation invites 50 universities to nominate early-career professors from their institutions for the five-year $875,000 grants, which give emerging young scientists and engineers the freedom to take risks, pursue innovative ideas, and creatively explore new frontiers. The Packard Foundation established the fellowships in 1988 to allow the nation’s most promising professors to pursue science and engineering research early in their careers with few funding restrictions and limited reporting requirements. According to the foundation’s website, the fellowship “arose…


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