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Dr. Hyunglok Chung announced as a winner of the 2021 Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Award

The Warren Alpert Foundation postdoctoral program was established 3 years ago to advanced neuroscience training as a bridge toward developing a career trajectory in academia, Industry, or governmental science. This highly competitive national program has been awarded to 5-7 individuals each year providing two years of support in a setting that permits independent scholarship to advance career development.

Dr. Hyunglok Chung, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Hugo Bellen's laboratory received this award for his innovative research proposal titled,"Role of very long-chain fatty acids in neuroinflammation". He was one of the seven scholars chosen to receive the award this year.

Applications are sought from leaders of medical schools, academic teaching hospitals and research institutes. The applications are reviewed by an independent committee of scientists who are knowledgeable in the field of neuroscience in particular as it relates to discovery of potential new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

For a full list of past winners and info on how to apply, please visit

Tuesday, April 13, 2021