Congratulations to Kwanghun Chung: 2015 Packard Fellowship Recipient

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Congratulations to Kwanghun Chung: 2015 Packard Fellowship Recipient

Kwanghun (KC) Chung, investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, core faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES), and an assistant professor in the MIT departments of Chemical Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, is one of 18 individuals chosen to receive a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering..

Every year, the David & Lucile Packard Foundation invites fifty universities to nominate early-career professors from their institutions for the five-year $875,000 grants that give emerging young scientists and engineers the freedom to take risks, pursue innovative ideas, and creatively explore new frontiers.

The Packard Foundation established the Fellowships in 1988 to allow the nation’s most promising professors to pursue science and engineering research early in their careers with few funding restrictions and limited reporting requirements. “The program arose out of David Packard’s commitment to strengthening university-based science and engineering programs in recognition that the success of the Hewlett-Packard Company, which he cofounded, derived in large measure from the research and development in university laboratories,” according to the Foundation’s website. Since 1988, the Foundation has awarded $362 million to support 541 scientists and engineers from 52 top national universities.

KC Chung’s research focuses on developing and applying novel technologies for integrative and comprehensive understanding of large-scale biological systems. His lab explores methods that enable rapid extraction of structural, molecular, and genomic information from intact tissues.

Article also appeared on MIT News.

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