The Breakthrough Stars Award recognizes relatively early-career assistant and associate professors who demonstrate considerable contributions to their field in terms of research and scholarly activity while at USC. This recognition can contribute to recipients' career advancement and retention, and helps the university attract the best and brightest young faculty to join UofSC.
Fabienne Poulain, assistant professor in the Department, is a developmental neurobiologist fascinated by the brain and its development. Her lab uses a combination of genetic and high resolution imaging approaches to study how axons elongate properly to wire the brain. Lean more about Fabienne's amazing research here!