Dolores Irala Named as Pew Latin American Fellow

Thursday, June 14, 2018
By Jennifer Kornbluth
Dolores Irala

Dolores Irala has been selected by the board of The Pew Charitable Trusts as a 2018 Pew Latin American Fellow in the Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Irala will examine how supporting cells in the brain known as astrocytes help regulate the formation of inhibitory connections between neurons. The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides support for young scientists from Latin America to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. The program gives these individuals an opportunity to further their scientific knowledge by promoting exchange and collaboration between investigators in the United States and Latin America resulting in advances in research in Latin America.