Amnon Koren has won the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a grant that funds high-risk, high-reward projects from creative, budding scientists at the beginning of their careers as independent investigators. The New Innovators are considered to be among the best and brightest newcomers to PI-dom and each receive a bio on the NIH website, along with $300K per year of flexible spending for their lab.
Amnon, who was previously a postdoc in the McCarroll lab, started his own lab at Cornell University a year ago. There, he spent his first month grant writing at a makeshift desk hunched over his laptop, because his office was being renovated and his desktop computer hadn’t been shipped. Read More