OPEN Spotlight: From Potential to Action

NINDS Awardees Navigate Diverse Paths to Success

Here we highlight outstanding neuroscientists who have used NINDS programs to become successful researchers in their field. Below, find personal stories of current and former trainees that showcase the benefits of various NINDS programs in the context of scientific careers and get real-world examples of how NINDS programs could help you.

2024 OPEN Spotlights

photo of Xilma Ortiz-Gonzalez

Dr. Xilma R Ortiz-González, MD, Ph.D.
Embracing the Journey

    Past OPEN Spotlights

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      Ukpong Eyo, Ph.D.
      Surround yourself with a supportive network

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        Audrey Winkelsas, DPhil
        Serving my community through translational research



        Michelle Jones-London, Ph.D.
        Associate Director, Office of Programs to Enhance Neuroscience Workforce

        Jenny Kim, Ph.D.
        Chief of Staff, Office of Programs to Enhance the Neuroscience Workforce

        Marguerite Matthews, Ph.D.
        Section Chief, Career Preparation

        Lauren Ullrich, Ph.D.
        Section Chief, Career Advancement

        Joshua Sanchez, Ph.D. 
        Health Program Specialist