Fellows are nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. They receive two-year, $50,000 grants to pursue any line of research they choose.
- Pieter Abbeel, computer science
- Per-Olof Persson, math
- David F. Savage, molecular biology
- Koushik Sen, computer science
- Arne D. Ekstrom, neuroscience
- Elissa A. Hallem, neuroscience
- Jennifer Fung, molecular biology
- Vikaas Singh, neuroscience
- Jennifer N. Cha, chemistry
- Joshua S. Figueroa, chemistry
- Takaki Komiyama, neuroscience
- Gert Lanckriet, computer science
- Dragos Oprea, math
- Leor S. Weinberger, molecular biology
- Gene Yeo, molecular biology
- Katherine A. Byl, neuroscience
- Benjamin Monreal, physics
- Cenke Xu, physics
- Richard Green, molecular biology
"The scientists and researchers selected for this year's Sloan Research Fellowships represent the very brightest stars of this generation of scholars," said Paul L. Joskow, president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in a statement.
"The foundation is proud to be able to support their work at this important stage in their careers."
The 19 from UC are among 118 new fellows, the foundation announced yesterday (Feb. 15).