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Pitkow receives honor from Baylor College of Medicine

October 22, 2013 - Dr. Xaq Pitkow, an assistant professor of computational neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, has received the McNair Scholar designation.

The scholar program honors rising stars in biomedical research related to breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes and neuroscience, according to a school press release. It is supported by the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation and managed by the McNair Medical Institute.

Pitkow earned his Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University after completing his bachelor of arts degree in physics from Princeton University. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships at Columbia University's Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, and at the University of Rochester in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Pitkow joined BCM in 2013, and holds a joint appointment at Rice University as an assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department.

Original story in Houston Chronicle -