(June, 2013) Abigail Person, PhD, received a Sloan Research Fellowship to support her efforts to understand how the brain generates precise body movements.
Person, an assistant professor in the CU School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics, was one of 126 scientists recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in February. Fellows receive $50,000 each to support their research.
Person’s focus is mapping the organization of specialized neural circuits into the cerebellum and determining its role in sensory processing. The internal monitoring of action by this part of the brain is considered important in generating precise movements.
Paul L. Joskow, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, writes: “The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the best among young scientists. If you want to know where the next big scientific breakthrough will come from, look to these extraordinary men and women. The Foundation is proud to support them during this pivotal stage of their careers.”