Story posted March 21, 2005
The two-year award will help support a pre-tenure sabbatical semester in Fall 2006 during which time she will continue her research on how molecular cues guide the development and regeneration of neuronal dendrites. Horch's recent research has focused on the compensatory regeneration of cricket auditory interneurons (for a full story on her research, click here).
A total of 116 Sloan Fellowships are awarded annually to outstanding young faculty members in specified fields of science. Horch is one of only 16 neuroscientists to receive the prize and one of only two researchers from an undergraduate institution.