The Institute of Neurobiology, the Deanship for Academic Affairs, and the School of Medicine of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico are proud to announce that Andrew M. Seeds, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator at the Institute of Neurobiology and Graduate Student Mentor at the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology, and Stefanie Hampel, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at the Institute, have just been awarded an R01 research grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Seeds´ and Dr. Hampel´s award comes from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), for their project titled “High-resolution synaptic and functional connectivity mapping of a neural circuit architecture underlying a behavioral sequence”, to be conducted in their lab at the Institute. The grant is part of the NINDS´ BRAIN Initiative, and is for $1,361,740, from April 15, 2021 until March 31, 2024, with potential for 2 additional years of funding, until March 31, 2026.
This award has come as the result of very much effort, perseverance, resilience, and hard work by Dr. Seeds and Dr. Hampel and their team of collaborators, students and staff. Congratulations to both and their research team on this important and significant achievement!!, and also to the Institute´s COBRE Program, the Deanship of Academic Affairs, and the Deanship of Medicine for providing resources and needed support!