Ishmail Abdus-Saboor and Bo Zhen from the School of Arts & Sciences, Bhaswar B. Bhattacharya from the Wharton School, Ziyue Gao from the Perelman School of Medicine, and Marc Miskin from the School of Engineering and Applied Science are among the 128 recipients of the 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship. As one of the most prestigious awards available to young researchers, the Fellowship recognizes early-career scholars in the United States and Canada. Each recipient will receive a two-year, $75,000 Fellowship for their research.
Abdus-Saboor is the Mitchell J. and Margo K. Blutt Presidential Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology. Focused on the genes and nervous system pathways involved in translating tactile sensations to the brain, Abdus-Saboor has taken a particular interest in the perception of acute and chronic pain. He has previously been recognized for his pioneering work with the Rita Allen Foundation Scholar in Pain Award, the NIH Mitchell Max Award for Pain Research, an NIH Pathway to Independence Award, and a Burroughs Wellcome Fund PDEP Fellowship, among other honors.