Assistant Professor David McCandlish has been named a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow. McCandlish is a quantitative biologist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), where he develops computational and mathematical tools to analyze genetic data. His lab focuses specifically on analyzing data from so-called “deep mutational scanning” experiments, which determine, for a single protein, the functional effects of thousands of mutations.
Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan Research Fellowships recognize early-career scholars as exceptionally promising researchers in their fields. CSHL is home to five current and past Sloan Research Fellows, including Professor Anthony Zador, Professor Adam Kepecs, and Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Schatz.
“Sloan Research Fellows are the best young scientists working today,” said Adam F. Falk, President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “Sloan Fellows stand out for their creativity, for their hard work, for the importance of the issues they tackle, and the energy and innovation with which they tackle them. To be a Sloan Fellow is to be in the vanguard of twenty-first century science.”