David Van Valen, assistant professor of biology and biological engineering and affiliated faculty member of the Chen Institute for Neuroscience at Caltech, has been named a 2021 Moore Inventor Fellow. He is one of five fellows named this year by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Each fellow receives $825,000 to “further the development of new tools and technologies that promise to accelerate progress in the foundation’s areas of interest: scientific discovery, environmental conservation, and patient care,” according to a release issued by the foundation.
Van Valen’s research aims to understand how living systems store, process, and transfer information, and how problems with this biological information processing are related to human diseases.
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