GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Johannes Kohl received his undergraduate degree from the University of Magdeburg in Germany and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Kohl is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour in London where he has been exploring the neural circuits underlying parenting. In early 2019, Dr. Kohl will start his own group at the Francis Crick Institute in London.
Tomasz J. Nowakowski
Tomasz Nowakowski received his B.Sc (Hons.) and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Nowakowski is now an assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco, where his research team seeks to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying cell fate specification and microcircuit formation in the developing cortex.
Talia N. Lerner
Talia Lerner received her B.S. from Yale University and her Ph.D. from The University of California, San Francisco. She then conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University. Dr. Lerner is currently an assistant professor at Northwestern University, where she is continuing her research into how dopamine circuits regulate reward learning and habit formation and how individual differences in dopamine circuit architecture contribute to the risk for mental disorders.