Wei Zhang has been selected as a 2013 Sloan Research Fellow.

“The Sloan Research Fellows are the best of the best among young scientists,” said Dr. Paul L. Joskow,  President of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. “If you want to know where the next big scientific breakthrough will come from, look to these extraordinary men and women. The Foundation is proud to support them during this pivotal stage of their careers.”

Administered and funded by the Sloan Foundation, the fellowships are awarded in eight scientific fields—chemistry, computer science, economics, mathematics, evolutionary and computational molecular biology, neuroscience, ocean sciences, and physics. Winners are selected through close cooperation with the scientific community. To qualify, candidates must first be nominated by their fellow scientists and are subsequently selected by an independent panel of senior scholars. Fellows receive $50,000 to be used to further their research.

For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.sloan.org/sloan-research-fellowships/2013-sloan-research-fellows/

For more information on Wei Zhangs Research, visit: Zhang Research Group Website