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Dr. Cecilia Moens Receives Prestigious NINDS Javits Award

By July 26, 2023No Comments

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center developmental biologist Cecilia Moens, PhD recently received a prestigious Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award. The new grant will allow Moens to better understand the cues that help growing neurons find their way through a developing embryo to form sensory-motor neural circuits. Her work will reveal how intimate contacts between cells, and the arrangement of key molecules along these cells, help guide a neuron even when its goal — the brain — is far away.

“This is a brand-new project that absolutely could not have occurred without Javits funding,” Moens said.