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Chemistry AP Ruixuan Gao wins McKnight Award for neuroscience innovations

Ruixuan Gao, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, at the University of Illinois Chicago, is one of three researchers recently selected to receive funding from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, which is especially interested in work that takes new approaches to advance the ability to manipulate and analyze brain function.

Based on his project’s “ability to fundamentally change the way neuroscience research is conducted,” Gao was selected for a two-year, $200,000 grant via the 2022 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award.