Five early-career Duke faculty are among 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers to receive 2014 research fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. There are eight categories of science recognized by the fellowships.
Lawrence David, an assistant professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and Raluca Gordan, an assistant professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics, were both nominated for their work in computational and molecular biology. Court Hull, an assistant professor in the department of neurobiology and Jeremy Kay, an assistant professor in neurobiology and cell and molecular biology, were both nominated for their work in neuroscience. And Phillip Barbeau, an assistant professor of physics, was nominated in physics. Awarded annually since 1955, the fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the next generation of scientific leaders. Each fellow receives $50,000 to further their research.