Two MCDB assisant professors are among seven University of Michigan researchers named as Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows for 2017, an honor awarded to 126 early-career scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada.

  • Monica Dus, assistant professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology,  is a neuroscientist exploring how the environment shapes and reprograms brain and behavior, especially in the context of eating.  
  • Randy Stockbridge, assistant professor of biophysics and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology,  uses biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand the mechanisms and structures of cellular membranes to export flouride ions, which inhibit the functioning of cells.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports early career researchers in eight fields, including chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience, ocean sciences and physics.

"The Sloan Research Fellows are the rising stars of the academic community," said Paul Joskow, president of the Sloan Foundation. "Through their achievements and ambition, these young scholars are transforming their fields and opening up entirely new research horizons. We are proud to support them at this crucial stage of their careers."