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Date:6/13/2013

to be found anywhere in the world," said Wiesel. "They will undoubtedly further advance our scientific understanding and knowledge in biology and medicine."

As of 2008, 20 percent of foreign citizens who earned doctorates in the science, engineering, or health fields in the United States reported returning to their country of origin to work or live, according to the National Science Foundation. By contrast, more than 70 percent of the Pew fellows return to their home countries to set up their own laboratories. In addition to the $30,000-a-year stipend that fellows receive while training in the United States, the program also offers $35,000 to those who go back.

To date, Pew has dedicated more than $18 million in direct support for more than 200 Latin American fellows.

The 2013 Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences and the laboratories in which they will train are:

Argentina

Estefana Bello, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Eric Kandel, M.D.
Columbia University
Neuroscience

Diego Fernandez, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Samer Hattar, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Neuroscience

Diana Posadas, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Richard Carthew, Ph.D.
Northwestern University
Developmental and RNA biology

Sabrina Sanchez, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Steve Kay, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Genetic regulation and circadian rhythm

Brazil

Paulo Jos Teixeira, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Jeff Dangl, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Plant biology and pathogenesis

Chile

Carlos Blondel, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Matthew Waldor, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Cell biology and pathogenesis

Marco Contreras, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Jean-Marc Fellous, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Neurobiology and behavior

Andres Herrada, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Dario Vignali, Ph.D.
St. Ju
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Contact: Chelsea Toledo
ctoledo@pewtrusts.org
202-540-6846
Pew Health Group
Source:Eurekalert

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