Leon Levy Fellowship Program in Neuroscience

About the Leon Levy Fellowship Program in Neuroscience

The Leon Levy Fellowship Program in Neuroscience at NYU Langone Medical Center was established in 2007 within the NYU Child Study Center and has now been expanded to include the entire neuroscience community because of its measurable impact. The aims of the program are to:

  • Recruit promising, early‐career, basic and clinical neuroscientists from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Support up to five of these young neuroscientists at a time through two‐year terms as Leon Levy Fellows during the first three years of their faculty appointments, or as residents and/or fellows.
  • Provide training and career development programs for Leon Levy Fellows that will facilitate their success as they launch independent careers in the field of neuroscience.
  • Afford early‐career neuroscientists the opportunity to leverage their creativity and pursue cutting‐edge, high‐impact discoveries that may not be supported by traditional grant awards.

The anticipated impact of the program is to:

  • Fill an important shortfall in funding at a critical time and safeguard the vital pipeline of young neuroscientists.
  • Support our most talented young neuroscientists as they launch independent careers and allow them to pursue high risk, high impact research.
  • Train junior investigators to mentor and manage the next generation of neuroscientists to amplify their impact on the field for years to come.

The Leon Levy Foundation has awarded over $20 million to early-career neuroscientists in the New York City area, providing crucial support in an environment of increasingly limited public funding for neuroscience (read more here). 

Leon Levy Fellows 2016-17

Jayeeta Basu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Silvia Fossati, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurology and Psychiatry

Biyu Jade He, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Arjun Masurkar, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience & Physiology

Nicolas Tritsch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Leon Levy Fellows 2015-16

Jayeeta Basu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Silvia Fossati, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurology and Psychiatry

Biyu Jade He, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Nicolas Tritsch, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Yihong Zhao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Leon Levy Fellows 2014-15

Argelinda Baroni, MD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Anli Liu, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology

Lucas Sjulson, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Physiology

Nicholas Stavropoulos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

Yihong Zhao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Leon Levy Fellows 2013-14

Argelinda Baroni, MD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

A.M. Clare Kelly, PhD, Assistant Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neurology

Anli Liu, MD, Assistant Professor, Neurology

Lucas Sjulson, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Neuroscience & Physiology

Nicholas Stavropoulos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience & Physiology

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