Inside Salk - October 2009 - page 11

Inside SalkOctober 2009
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Tatyana
Sharpee
Assistant professor Tatyana Sharpee
is among
the newest faculty members at the Institute. Since
joining Salk in 2007, she has been recognized with
several prestigious research awards, including the
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, theMcKnight
Scholar Award and named a Searle Scholar – honors
that are reserved for scientists who have demonstrated
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innovative research early in their careers with the
potential for making significant contributions to
biological research. An authority on information
theory, Sharpee’s team uses a statistical method
she developed to decipher how the brain codes and
processes information from natural visual stimuli.
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