Nov 5, 2003 — Dr. Pablo Castillo, assistant professor of neuroscience at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been named a 2003 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences. He is one of just 20 promising biomedical researchers in the nation selected by the Pew Charitable Trusts to receive this prestigious honor.
Dr. Castillo and his fellow honorees were chosen from a field representing 120 institutions. “The scholars bring an immense amount of talent, creativity and curiosity to their scientific investigations and The Pew Charitable Trusts are proud to nurture their work,” noted Rebecca W. Rimel, the Trusts’ president and chief executive officer.
Each of the scholars selected are junior faculty at medical schools and research institutions across the U.S., who show outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences. The awards, totaling $240,000 over four years, support the scholars’ efforts in advancing the state of knowledge in the biomedical sciences.
Dr. Castillo’s research focuses on mechanisms in the nervous system. He has been a member of the Einstein faculty since 2001.