Two NYU Faculty Win Sloan Foundation Research Fellowships

Two New York University faculty have been awarded fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Marc Gershow, an assistant professor in NYU’s Department of Physics, and Katherine Nagel, an assistant professor of neuroscience and physiology at NYU Langone Medical Center and its Neuroscience Institute. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars “whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars—the next generation of scientific leaders,” the Sloan Foundation said in announcing this year’s fellows. “Getting early-career support can be a make-or-break moment for a young scholar,” said Paul L. Joskow, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “In an increasingly competitive academic environment, it can be difficult to stand out, even when your work is first rate. The Sloan Research Fellowships have become an unmistakable marker of quality…


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