Carnegie Mellon University
March 13, 2020

PNC Alum Receives Award from NIH

Yuanning Li, a recent graduate of the Program in Neural Computation (PNC), has been selected as an award recipient for the NIH Outstanding Scholars in Neuroscience Award Program (OSNAP). This program recognizes early-career scientists who are conducting exceptional research and who have great academic potential.

“I am thrilled to be among the first cohort of the NIH OSNAP award recipients,” Li said. “I feel extremely fortunate and humbled to be a representative of the neuroscience trainees at Carnegie Mellon. PNC offers unique training that enables us to combine advanced quantitative methods with cutting-edge experimental approaches to solve fundamental problems in neuroscience.”

Li completed his Ph.D in 2018. He was co-advised by Max G’Sell (Carnegie Mellon University Statistics) and Avniel Ghuman (University of Pittsburgh Neurological Surgery). While at CMU his work examined neural dynamics and interactions in the human ventral visual pathway.

The PNC is administered by the Neuroscience Institute and is part of the larger computational neuroscience community of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.