Packard Fellows Spotlight: Dr. Michael Dickinson

The Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering supports some of our nation’s most promising early-career scientists and engineers with flexible funding and the freedom to take risks and explore new frontiers in their fields of study.

Dr. Michael Dickinson, 1992 Packard Fellow, studies the brain and motor control of the fruit fly, influencing research from neuroscience to robotics. Michael’s work has been cited in numerous scientific publications and highlighted by media outlets (NY Times, The Telegraph). You can learn more about his work at

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