Published: June 4, 2021

zoe donaldsonCU Psychology and Neuroscience Assistant Professor Zoe Donaldson (Behavioral Neuroscience; she also has an appointment in MCDB) received an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. From the NSF website: The career award "offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization." Zoe is receiving this award to further her research into the neuronal basis for monogamous pair-bonding in prairie voles, as well as her interest in using this research to further interdiscinplinary STEM educational opportunities in underserved populations. As yet, there has been no announcement by NSF about this year's awards/awardees; this article will be updated when such is available. For now, you may read more about the Career Development Award Program and its criteria on the NSF website.