CAND Scholars Program


This unique fellowship program seeks applications from talented Baylor College of Medicine postdoctoral trainees engaged in mentored research on Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and committed to research careers on neurodegenerative disease. Scholars receive partial salary support along with funds for travel, research, and educational expenses. In addition, Scholars are supported by an advisory committee consisting of CAND faculty with complementary expertise. Scholars meet with their advisory committee every six months to solicit feedback on their research project and guidance on career development. Scholars also make valuable contributions to other CAND activities and our vibrant, cross-disciplinary research community.

Request for Applications

Current and Past Recipients
Year Scholar Name Mentor Project
2021 Melissa Jones, M.D. Ricardo Jorge, M.D.

“Screening for prodromal markers of alpha-synucleinopathies in post-9/11 Veterans”


Dah-eun (Chloe) Chung, Ph.D.

Huda Zoghbi, M.D. “The role of an atypical tau isoform in protecting the cerebellum in Alzheimer’s disease”