HOUSTON — (June 29, 2010) —
Dr. Andreas S. Tolias, assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine has been honored with the 2010 McKnight Scholar Award from The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience.
The award, $75,000 per year for three years, will help Tolias study the functional organization of the cortical microcolum.
Tolias is one of five scientists chosen for the award. The endowment seeks to support innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain and behavior can be accurately diagnosed, prevented and treated.
The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, established in 1986, is an independent organization funded solely by The McKnight Foundation of Minneapolis, Minn., and led by a board of prominent neuroscientists from around the country.