Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Assistant Professor Arkarup Banerjee has been awarded the Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship. The award provides $300,000 in research funding over three years. Banerjee will use the funds to continue his study of “singing” mice.
Alston’s brown, or singing, mouse is a species of rodent that exhibits wide-ranging vocals. These talented creatures allow Banerjee’s lab to analyze the parts of the brain that drive communication. The goal is to understand how strokes and other neurological conditions hinder our capacity for speech. This could prove invaluable for patients, therapists, and scientists.
The Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship supports fundamental and innovative research from early-career investigators. It is funded by the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation.
Banerjee says he is honored to “join an esteemed list” of scientists awarded this fellowship since 1981. “I thank CSHL for outstanding support, my lab members for their hard work and creativity, my mentors over the years, and finally my family for their unflinching support.”