Neuroscientist, Olfactory Scientist
Leslie B. Vosshall is a renowned neuroscientist seeking to understand how behaviors emerge from the integration of sensory input with internal physiological states.
Vosshall was named an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2008 and is a past recipient of awards from the John Merck, Beckman, and McKnight Foundations. She is the recipient of a 2002 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, a 2005 New York City Mayor’s Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, a 2007 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, the 2008 Lawrence C. Katz Prize from Duke University, and the 2010 DART/NYU Biotechnology Award.
Vosshall is currently the Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior at the Rockefeller University. She received an A.B. in Biochemistry from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Rockefeller University. She conducted postdoctoral training with Richard Axel at Columbia University and joined the Rockefeller faculty in 2000.
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