To support research in synaptic plasticity underlying experience-dependent development by John Merck Scholar finalist Stephan Van Hooser.
To support research on dissecting the function of macaque prefrontal face patches by John Merck Scholar Doris Tsao.
Children's Hospital Boston$75,000
To support research on the role of tuberous sclerosis proteins in axon development by John Merck Scholar Mustafa Sahin.
To support research into functional dissection of the central cholinergic system in cognition by John Merck Scholar Adam Kepecs.
To support research on neural circuits for multisensory decisionmaking by John Merck Scholar Anne Churchland.
To support research on the effects of the chemical and social environments on reading impairment by John Merck Scholar finalist Kimberly Noble.
To support research on the development of magnitude reasoning, including normative and atypical trajectories, by John Merck Scholar Stella Lourenco.
Harvard Medical School$75,000
To support research on the role of glia and the complement cascade in the refinement of developing neural circuits by John Merck Scholar Beth Stevens.
To study functional analyses of a neural circuit regulating olfactory learning by John Merck Scholar Yun Zhang.
To support research into the exploratory behaviors of at-risk infants by John Merck Scholar Laura Schulz.
To support research on activity-dependent regulation of GABAergic synapses and neural circuit plasticity by John Merck Scholar Yingxi Lin.
To support research on social attention and word learning in typical development and autism spectrum disorders by Michael Frank.
To support research on elucidating protein synthesis defects in Fragile X Syndrome using new molecular tools by John Merck Scholar finalist Michael Lin.
To support research on genetic dissection of CNS wiring specificity in development and disease by John Merck Scholar finalist Andrew Huberman.
To research how selective attention deficits contribute to language processing disorders by John Merck Scholar Lisa Sanders.