Jared Toettcher selected as 2019 Vallee Scholar

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
Posted on September 6, 2019

Jared Toettcher

The Vallee Foundation has announced that "Five exceptional young scientists have been chosen from a nominated pool of brilliant young minds to become this year’s Vallee Scholars. The Vallee Scholar program provides relatively unrestricted funding for national and international junior faculty at a critical stage in their tenure-track careers.  This year’s Vallee Scholars come from Princeton, Stanford, and the University of California, San Francisco in the United States, and from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Jena in Europe."

MOL BIO Assistant Professor Jared Toettcher is one of the five scholars selected for 2019. The Toettcher lab develops and applies the tools of optogenetics to study cell signaling.

"The Vallee Scholars Program recognizes outstanding early career scientists at a critical juncture in their careers.  It provides $300,000 in discretionary funds, to be spent over four years, for basic biomedical research.  Candidates are competitively selected based on their originality, innovation, and quality of the proposal as evidenced by ideas and execution, and record of accomplishment.

Vallee Scholars

The Vallee Scholars Program recognizes outstanding early career scientists at a critical juncture in their careers.  It provides $300,000 in discretionary funds, to be spent over four years, for basic biomedical research.  Candidates are competitively selected based on their originality, innovation, and quality of the proposal as evidenced by ideas and execution, and record of accomplishment.    

About the Vallee Foundation

The Vallee Foundation was established by Bert and Kuggie Vallee as their legacy to the advancement of medical science and medical education.  The Foundation stimulates development of interdisciplinary sciences related to human health by promoting interaction between productive scientists worldwide.  More information is available online: www.thevalleefoundation.org."