Geoffrey Terral, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Renata Batista-Brito, Ph.D., in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience at Einstein, in June was named one of 10 recipients of the newly reinstituted Leon Levy Scholars in Neuroscience program at the New York Academy of Sciences and the Leon Levy Foundation.
The postdoctoral program supports exceptional young researchers across New York City as they pursue investigations in neuroscience and advance in their careers toward becoming independent principal investigators. The program aims to broaden the neuroscience field while helping promising researchers who might otherwise not have equal opportunity to secure funding. Each of the selected scholars will receive support over a three-year term.
The scholars program features structured mentorship by distinguished senior scientists. Workshops are designed to help scholars with grant writing, as well as developing leadership, communications, and management skills.
Dr. Terral was recognized for his examination of the morphology and connectivity of inhibitory neurons and their functional ability to generate brain waves.