The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Assistant Professor Lucas Cheadle a Freeman Hrabowski Scholar. Cheadle is one of 31 individuals selected for this new program. The program recognizes early-career faculty with strong potential to become leaders in their fields and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Freeman Hrabowski Scholars receive up to $8.6 million over 10 years.
Cheadle’s research merges the nervous and immune systems. He studies the role of this partnership in shaping brain development.
“I am particularly proud to receive this award because it was based upon the promise of my long-term research vision: to establish insights into how immune cells shape the developing brain in health and disease,” Cheadle says. “It is my hope that these insights can be harnessed to establish new strategies for treating disorders, including schizophrenia and autism.”
Cheadle adds, “I look forward to contributing to the HHMI’s effort to increase the representation of marginalized individuals in research through my role as a Freeman Hrabowski Scholar.”