Packard Fellows Spotlight

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. Pardis Sabeti

2008 Packard Fellow Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a computational geneticist, is working to halt some of the world’s most deadly diseases. Learn more about her work at

Dr. Erich Jarvis

2000 Packard Fellow Dr. Erich Jarvis studies how the brain generates, perceives and learns behavior, specifically focused on the vocal learning of songbirds. Learn more about his work at

Dr. Michael Dickinson

1992 Packard Fellow Dr. Michael Dickinson studies the brain and motor control of the fruit fly, influencing research from neuroscience to robotics. Learn more about his work at