Assistant Professor Lucas Cheadle has been awarded a Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship for his research on the developing brain. Cheadle and his team use a multidisciplinary approach to the visual system to study the role of microglia, a specialized class of immune cells in the brain, in sensory neuron development and plasticity.
The Klingenstein-Simons Neuroscience Fellowship supports innovative research by early career investigators. They fund research into the mechanisms underlying a wide range of neurological and behavioral disorders; the research may lead to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The Fellowship was established in 1981 by the Esther A. and Joseph Klingenstein Fund, who partnered with the Simons Foundation in 2013 to launch the award.