In light of his groundbreaking work in mapping brain structure and function, Raju Tomer, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Columbia, has been awarded the National Institute of Health’s New Innovator Award, as part of NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program.
From NIH Director Francis S. Collins: “This program supports exceptionally innovative researchers who have the potential to transform the biomedical field. I am confident this new cohort will revolutionize our approaches to biomedical research through their groundbreaking work.”
And from the researcher himself: “I am very grateful to the NIH for this important recognition and support for our research. This award will help us continue to take on risky projects in pushing the boundaries of our knowledge of how our brain works, and understand what goes wrong in various brain disorders.”