John-Paul YU, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor and Associate Neuroradiology Fellowship Director within the UW Department of Radiology, was recently selected as a Scialog Fellow to participate in the 2020 Scialog: Microbiome, Neurobiology and Disease Initiative. According to the website, Scialog supports research, intensive dialog, and community building to address scientific challenges of global significance. Within each multi-year initiative, Scialog Fellows collaborate in high-risk discovery research on untested ideas and communicate their progress in annual closed conferences. Intensive discussions identify bottlenecks and encourage innovative approaches. Ultimately, Scialog aims to advance human knowledge by empowering a national community of early career scientists with many promising years of research ahead of them. Scialog is a joint effort by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, and the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation.