Carmen Sandi wins Distinguished Investigator Grant

© 2024 EPFL

© 2024 EPFL

Prof. Carmen Sandi has received one of the ten Distinguished Investigator Grants awarded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), the US’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants.

These grants were awarded by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) to ten scientists pursuing innovative mental health research, such asexploring new frontiers in understanding a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Recipients of the Distinguished Investigator Grants are full professors at research institutions word-wide, and were selected by a committee of the BBRF Scientific Council comprised of 193 experts across disciplines in brain and behavior research.

Carmen Sandi’s project will evaluate a promising nutritional intervention that targets mitochondrial dysfunction called mitophagy. Her study aims to elucidate the mechanisms of action of this intervention, assess its feasibility, and investigate its long-term safety. It could lay the groundwork for human nutritional studies aimed at alleviating anxiety symptoms.

See Press Release of BBRF for the list of the 10 recipients of the 2024 BBRF Distinguished Investigator Grants.