Emerging Leaders in Neuroscience

Goals of this initiative:

  • Support senior postdocs/early career scientists by providing a platform to present their research and network with BMRI faculty and trainees
  • Particularly interested in supporting scholars from underrepresented backgrounds

Eligibility: Nominees must be

  1. Late-stage postdoc or non-independent scientists currently applying or planning to apply for faculty jobs this year, OR
  2. Early career scientists (Assistant Professor or equivalent) who transitioned to independence in the last 2 years

Note: Postdoctoral fellows not entering the academic faculty job market are not eligible.

Nomination materials:

  • Nomination form
  • Current CV or NIH Biosketch, up to 5 pages
  • Talk title and research summary/abstract (up to 350 words)
  • Optional: may include one figure illustrating the most significant results of your research (graphical abstract)

Nominations for the 2024-2025 lecture series will be open from April 10th, 2024 through July 15th, 2024.
Nomination form is available at:


Questions: Contact Hibiki Kawamata, PhD at hik2004@med.cornell.edu  

Thank you to the 2023 ELN Selection Subcommittee:

  • Wenhui Qu
  • Guillermo Billy Coronos
  • Hibiki Kawamata Fujita

BMRI Faculty and postdocs interested in serving on the selection subcommittee should contact Dr. Hibiki Kawamata. 

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Emerging Leaders in Neuroscience lecture series speakers! 

We are looking forward to the exciting work to come from your future independent laboratories.



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