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CSHL neuroscientist named a Searle Scholar

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Assistant Professor Arkarup Banerjee.
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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Assistant Professor Arkarup Banerjee was named a 2022 Searle Scholar to pursue his work on neural circuits for flexible vocal communication. “Given the importance of language in human society, a better understanding of the neural mechanisms of mammalian vocal communication would be extremely valuable,” said Banerjee.

The Searle Scholars Program supports high-risk, high-reward research across a broad range of scientific disciplines, making grants to support recently appointed assistant professors in chemistry and the biomedical sciences. Banerjee will receive $300,000 to support his research.

“It is exciting and encouraging to be one of the fifteen biomedical scientists chosen this year. This three-year Searle fellowship will allow me (and my lab members) to understand how neural circuits in the mammalian cortex enable flexible vocal interactions, such as during conversations,” said Banerjee.

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