65th Reunion

Attendees of the 65th Grass Foundation The Grass Reunion was a big success! For an intersting story about the Foundation and the reunion click here . For more pictures click here.

A written version of the remarks of Dan Johnston is here.

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Grass Fellowship Program

Kamran Khodakhah of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Matt Kittleberger of Gettysburg College lead the Grass Fellowship Program, which supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers. The hallmark program of the Grass Foundation, many Grass Fellows have gone on to become leaders in neuroscience.

Grass Fellowship Program

Alberto Pereda of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Director 2012-2014) and Jade Zee Northeastern University (Associate Director 2010-2013) led the Grass Fellowship Program, which supports investigator-designed, independent research projects by scientists early in their careers. The hallmark program of the Grass Foundation, many Grass Fellows have gone on to become leaders in neuroscience. Current Director is Kamran Khodakhah and Matt Kittelberger serves as Associate Director.

Forming Lasting Connections

Grass Fellows function as both an intellectual and social group during their summer at the MBL. Scholarly activities like a weekly private seminar series offer extraordinary opportunities for professional networking with prominent scientists, while social events ranging from an expedition on the MBL’s collecting boat, Gemma, to weekly dinners, to the annual July 4th parade allow fellows to grow not only scientifically, but develop friendships that span a lifetime.

Networking Inside & Outside the Lab

Fellows host a traditional New England clambake for Grass Foundation Trustees and the Forbes Lecturer, a high-profile scientist who works alongside fellows in the Grass Lab. The clambake is held at the MBL cottages, where fellows and their families reside along along with other members of the MBL scientific community.

Follow this link f or an written version of the talk Dan Johnston gave at the 65th reunion of the Grass Foundation.

The 14-week Grass Fellowship Program provides early-career investigators with an unparalleled opportunity to develop and conduct independent neuroscience research projects within the vibrant scientific community of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole. Fellows function as both an intellectual and social group during their stay and routinely interact with prominent scientists to build a support network of peers and researchers in their field. Former fellows have called the program: “the most enriching experience of my early scientific life,” “the greatest training experience imaginable,” and "one of the most important experiences of my career.”

The Foundation is grateful for the work of trustees who are stepping down at the end of 2016: Greg Holmes, George Langford, Jeff Lichtman, and Janis Weeks! And the Foundation is looking forward to the new trustees who are coming on board in 2017: Andy Blum and Elva Diaz!

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