Congratulations to our Flux 5 Award Winners!

Flux 2017 Huttenlocher Award

The FLUX Society is pleased to announce Dr. Linda Spear as this year’s Huttenlocher Award recipient.

Linda Spear is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology at Binghamton University.  Professional activities have included service as President of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, and the Neurobehavioral Teratology Society, on NIDA, NIAAA, and NCRR study sections, extramural advisory boards of NIDA and NIAAA, and the NIAAA National Advisory Council. As detailed in her ~ 300 publications, including a book entitled the Behavioral Neuroscience of Adolescence, her work focuses on basic research to characterize neurobehavioral features of adolescence, with particular emphasis on sensitivity to and long-term consequences of alcohol use during adolescence. Dr. Spear currently directs an NIAAA-funded Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (DEARC) and a pre/postdoctoral T32 training grant in Developmental Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addictions (DNA2) and is a member of the NIAAA consortium on the Neurobiology of Adolescent Drinking in Adulthood (NADIA).  She has been a recipient of the NIAAA Keller Award as well as the Henri Begleiter Excellence in Research Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism.

For more information about the Huttonlocher Award and to view past recipients, visit the Huttonlocher Award page.

Flux 2017 Young Investigator Award Winner

The FLUX Society is pleased to announce Dr. Damien Fair as this year’s Young Investigator Award recipient.

Dr. Damien Fair obtained his BA degree in 1998 from Augustana College, S.D. In 2001, he graduated with a master of medical science degree from the physician associate program at the Yale University School of Medicine, and practiced until 2003 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He entered the neuroscience graduate program at the Washington University in St. Louis under the guidance of Bradley Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D. and Steven Petersen, Ph.D. His postdoctoral fellowship was at Oregon Health & Science University under the direction of Joel Nigg Ph.D. He’s now an Associate Professor in the Behavioral Neuroscience Department at OHSU.

Dr. Fair’s laboratory focuses on mechanisms and principles that underlie the developing brain. The majority of this work uses functional & functional connectivity MRI to assess typical and atypical populations. A second focus of his lab involves testing the feasibility of using various functional and structural MRI techniques in translational studies of developmental neuropsyciatric disorders. He is exploring ways to better characterize individual patients with these psychopathologies to help guide future diagnostic, therapeutic and genetic studies.

We would like to thank the highly competitive group who applied for the YIA and encourage applying next year.

Student Travel Awards

During the abstract submission process, we invite post-doc and graduate students to apply for Flux Travel Awards. These awards are reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee and allocated based on scientific merit and an evaluation of a written application.

Winners of the 2017 Flux Travel Awards

LM Wierenga Leiden University

Jonathan Holm-Skjold University of Copenhagen

Kate Nussenbaum University of Oxford

Amalie Ekstrand University of Denmark

Anita Montagna King’s College London

Barbara Braams Harvard University

Scott Marek Washington University in St. Louis

Juliet Davidow Harvard University

Kristen Tummeltshammer Brown University

David Piekarski University of California, Berkeley

Wan Chen Lin University of California, Berkeley

Sung Jun Joo University of Washington

Chelsea Harmon Columbia University

Science of Learning Symposium

The Science of Learning Symposium highlights early career scientists who are identified based on merit and overall fit with the Flux mission. The symposium takes place on Saturday September 16, 2017.

2017 Science of Learning Symposium winners

Gregoire Borst Paris Descartes University

Jason Yeatman University of Washington

Carolyn Johnson Harvard University

Ola Ozernov-Palchik Tufts University

Poster Awards

All posters presented at the 2017 Flux Congress will be assessed by selected judges and will be considered for an award based on the following categories:

Graduate Student Poster (1 Human and 1 Animal)

Postdoctoral Fellow Poster (1 Human and 1 Animal)

Faculty Poster

Pregraduate Poster