Chinese scientist awarded Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

必赢亚洲

2018-10-28

LOSANGELES,(Xinhua)--WeizheHong,aChineseassistantprofessorofbiologicalchemistryandneurobiologyattheUniversityofCalifornia,LosAngeles(UCLA),wasoneof18outstandingyoungscientiststobeawardedthePackardFellowshipsforScienceandEngineeringfor2018,slaboratoryseekstounderstandhowanimals,includinghumans,exhibitabroadrangeofcom,imaging,genomicsandmachinelearningtostudyhownetworksofneuronsinthebraincontrolsocialbehaviorsandhowthos,PackardFellowships,whicharepresentedbythePackardFoundation,enablethemostpromisingearly-careerp,theFoundationinvitesthepresidentsof50universitominationsandselects18Fellowstoreceiveindividualgrantsof875,"Byprovidingthefreedomforbrilliantyoungscholarstopursuenewfrontiersinscience,thisprestigiousawardwillallowHongtofurtherexploreandexpandourunderstandingofhowthebrainworks,"saidKelseyMartin,deanoftheDavidGeffenSchoolofMedicineatUCLA."Thistypeofscientificexplorationcaneventuallyleadtothedevelopmentofnewtreatmentsforarangeofneurologicalandpsychiatricdisorders,"aliforniaInstituteofTechnology(Caltech)andearningadoctoratefromStanfordUniversity."Itreallyisamazingtoseewhatbrilliantresearcherscandowhengiventheroomtotakebigrisks,"saidFrancesArnold,chairofthePackardFellowshipsadvisorypanel."Imalsotalkingaboutbuildingentirelynewdisciplinesandgivingbacktothenextgenerationofscientists,"Arnoldsaid.。