Grass Foundation Fellowships

The Grass Foundation makes available fellowships for summer research in neuro-physiology at the MBL to investigators at early stages in their careers. The Grass Foundation seeks to encourage independent research by investigators early in their career and to increase research opportunities for persons trained for careers in neurobiological investigation. The normal tenure is fourteen weeks. The number of fellowships awarded varies annually. Click here for more information on the Grass Foundation Fellowship program.


Catherine Dulac, PhD

Higgins Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University



Kathryn Feller
University of Cambridge
Striking Neurobiology: visual targeting and neural control of ballistic
mantis shrimp strikes

Amy Herbert
Washington University-St. Louis
Sea robins as a model for the genetic basis of novel traits in vertebrates

Emilio Kropff Causa
Leloir Institute-IIBBA-CONICET
Electrophysiology of leadership and social navigation in rodents

Matt McCoy
Washington University-St. Louis
Genomic features of nervous system complexity in behaviorally
sophisticated cephalopods

Tessa Montague
Harvard University
The Neural Basis of Camouflage in Cuttlefish

Alexandra Schnell
University of Caen/University of Cambridge
Complex Cognition in the Common Cuttlefish

Naoya Takahashi
Humboldt University of Berlin
Visualizing top-down signals in space and time in behaving mice

Caroline Vissers
Johns Hopkins School of Medicina
m6A mRNA Methylation Regulates Oscillatory Transcription Factors in
Neural Stem Cells

Jaime Willett
North Carolina State University
Electrophysiological analysis of estrous cycle-dependent variation in female rat striatal medium
spiny neuron synaptic plasticity

Junichi Yoshida
Tamagawa University
The role of the cerebellum under motor inhibition


Dana Mock-Muñoz de Luna, Grass Fellowship Coordinator
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015
Tel: 508-289-7577