Funding and Awards

We sincerely thank the generous donors and foundations (noted below) for their invaluable support of our research vision. Our sincere gratitude also to all tax-payers who fund our scientific program through NIH and NSF. They all make our science possible. 

To the lab/Aakanksha:

Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation
- Stephanus Family Foundation
- Koss Family Foundation
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI-Gilliam to German Rojas and Aakanksha)
Simons Foundation for Autism Research (SFARI)
- American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
- The Anderson Foundation and The Marco J. Heider Foundation Pilot Award

 To trainees:

Dr. Paul Neiman Outstanding Graduate Student Award (Stephan Raiders)
- National Science Foundation NSF-GRFP (Violet Sorrentino)
- National Institutes of Health NIH-F31 (Stephan Raiders)
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI-Gilliam to German Rojas and Aakanksha)
Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Award (Maria Purice, Ph.D.)
- Best Talk Award, Regional Society for Developmental Biology (Stephan Raiders)
- Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation Award (German Rojas)
- GO-MAP Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowship (German Rojas)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH-T32 from different programs: Sneha Ray/Neuroscience, German Rojas/Neuroscience, Stephan Raiders/Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging, Violet Sorrentino/Cell and Molecular Biology)