Elise Savier, a research associate in the Cang lab, has been awarded a K99 grant by the National Eye Institute of the NIH. This prestigious "Pathway to Independence Award" is a transition award for two years as a post-doctoral fellow and three years as a starting faculty. This grant will allow Elise to investigate how visual information is shaped by interactions across brain regions using state-of-the-art approaches such as 2-photon calcium imaging and chemogenetic manipulation of neuronal activity. This type of fundamental research increases our understanding of visual processing underlying healthy sensory experience, paving the way for new paradigms in pathological conditions. Congratulations, Elise! For more information on Elise’s work, please click here.