Six Researchers from the
McKnight Brain Institutes Selected to Receive
Cash Awards and Certificates
November 1, 2019 – The McKnight Brain Research Foundation hosted its eleventh annual Poster Reception in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, October 20, 2019. From the 68 posters presented by scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes, six were selected to receive cash awards and certificates for display.
First place was awarded to Yuliya Voskobiynuk from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, second place was awarded to Jolie Barter from the University of Florida and third place was awarded to Daniel Gray from the University of Arizona. Pradyumna Bharadwaj and Lindsey Crown both from the University of Arizona and Brittany Yelga from the University of Florida received honorable mention awards for their posters.
The McKnight Brain Research Foundation poster reception is an annual event held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Research scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes located at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of Arizona, the University of Florida and the University of Miami are invited to submit posters featuring their research in cognitive aging and memory loss associated with the aging process. The award winners are selected by a panel of prominent research scientists who are not affiliated with the Foundation or any of the McKnight Brain Institutes.
About the McKnight Brain Research Foundation
Founded in 1999, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation is the nation’s only private foundation devoted exclusively to discovering the mysteries of the aging brain through research and investigation and alleviating the effects of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.