Sammy Kuo Awards in Neuroscience

Sammy Kuo Award Winners 2023 stand with Zulema Garibo, Program Coordinator, and Kang Shen, Vincent V.C. Woo Director of Wu Tsai Neuro
Sammy Kuo Award Winners 2023. From Left: Lori Dershowitz, Sofia Essayan-Perez, Yichao Wei, Oliver Hahn, Matthew Pomrenze, Daniel Liu, Simon Haziza, Program Coordinator Zulema Garibo and Wu Tsai Neuro Director Kang Shen. Not pictured: John Vaughen and Alex Gogliettino. Photo by Ola Hopper.

The Sammy Kuo Awards in Neuroscience honor the memory of Sammy Kuo, who died of a rare, progressive encephalitis in 2006.  

Established by the Sammy Kuo Memorial Fund, the awards encourage meritorious neuroscience research at the postdoctoral and graduate levels at Stanford, and serve as an inspiration as well as a profound reminder of the impact translational research has on patients and their families. Each year, the awards are conferred at the annual Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute Symposium. A highlight of the awards ceremony is the reading of Peggy Guey-Chi Chen's personal essay.

Nominations and Eligibility



Nominations for the Sammy Kuo Awards in Neuroscience

Nominations for the 2024 Sammy Kuo Awards will open in the week of June 2024. Stay tuned!