Erica Korb Receives Sloan Fellowship

Posted On: February 15, 2020

Erica Korb, an assistant professor of Genetics and member of the Epigenetics Institute, has been selected as a 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Neuroscience. This award recognizes and rewards early-career scholars that have proven to be the most “promising scientific researchers working today”. Erica’s lab is an intersection between epigenetics and neuroscience. In particular, her research focuses on histones and how they regulate neuronal function by combining methods such as microscopy, genomewide sequencing, bioinformatics, biochemistry, behavioral testing, and more. Before joining the department in 2019, Erica received her PhD in neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco where she worked with Steve Finkbeiner and completed her postdoctoral training with C. David Allis at Rockefeller University. She has won several awards for her work over the years including the Klingenstein-Simons young investigator award, the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, and the F32 and F31 Fellowship Awards.