The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Martha Bagnall, PhD, an assistant professor of neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a Pew scholar in biomedical sciences. Bagnall is one of 22 exceptional early-career scientists in the biomedical sciences to receive the honor.
Each Pew scholar is to receive four years of flexible funding to pursue foundational, innovative research.
Bagnall’s lab studies how the brain and spinal cord work together to maintain balance and posture. She also recently received a prestigious 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship.
The 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars, who were drawn from institutions across the country, will meet each year to discuss their research, explore different areas of biomedical science and spark ideas, according to Pew.
“For more than 30 years, The Pew Charitable Trusts has proudly supported outstanding biomedical researchers at the start of their careers, encouraging the kind of creativity that leads to remarkable discoveries,” Rebecca W. Rimel, president and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, said in a statement announcing the scholars.