BU Biology Assistant Professor Jerry Chen has been awarded the Whitehall Foundation Grant. The Whitehall Foundation, through its program of grants and grants-in-aid, assists scholarly research in the life sciences. The Foundation is currently interested in basic research in neurobiology, defined as follows: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. For Professor Chen’s award, he will be investigating the role of inter-areal cortical dynamics during sensory perception.