The Peter Paul Professorship is awarded annually to promising junior educators emerging as leaders in their fields. Sam has been commended for his important research and his teaching.
“Our lab is trying to understand the mechanistic underpinnings that give rise to this enhancement.” That includes research into how the brain transforms light into interpretable meaning and how we can assign relative importance to many objects that enter our field of vision.
With this award, Sam will be able to explore topics and pursue more ideas in his lab that would not have been possible otherwise.
You can read more about Sam and the other recipients of the award on BU Today.