Neuroscientist receives Javits Award to study how brain tumors thwart immune system

IMAGE: Maria Castro, Ph.D., received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, providing up to seven years of funding for her brain tumor work. view more Credit: University of Michigan U-M neuroscientist Maria G. Castro, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2016 Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, an honor that provides up to seven years of research funding for her brain tumor work. The award comes from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a federal agency that supports research to better understand fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. “It feels like my work has been recognized in a very special way,” says Castro, professor of neurosurgery and cell and developmental biology at…


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