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Gabriel Lázaro is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Genomics and Society at UNC-Chapel Hill. Gabriel holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from New York University, where he studied the neurobiology of fear-motivated actions and emotional memory. He obtained a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and a Master of Bioethics from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Gabriel received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. His research interests include the ethical, legal and social implications of genetics, neuroscience and biotechnology; physician-patient relationships; clinical informed consent; privacy; neuroethics; neurolaw; mental health ethics and law; and science public policy.

The Pathway to Independence (PI) Award is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position with independent NIH or other independent research support at an earlier stage than is currently the norm.