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Brandeis neuroscientist Eve Marder '69 awarded prestigious Kavli Prize

Eve Marder '69, winner of the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Eve Marder '69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis, has been awarded the renowned Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for her groundbreaking research on the nervous system.

“The Kavli Prize is one of the most prestigious in scientific research,” said Brandeis Interim President Lisa Lynch. “To have it awarded to Eve Marder, who is not only a pioneering neuroscientist at Brandeis but also an alumna, is a tremendous honor for the university. On behalf of Brandeis, I congratulate Professor Marder along with this year’s other Kavli Prize laureates.” 

Marder’s research on the field of neuroscience for her research on small neural circuits found in lobsters and crabs has revolutionized our understanding of the fundamental nature of neuronal circuit operation, including how neuromodulators control behavioral outputs and how the stability of circuits is maintained over time.  She shares the Kavli Prize in neuroscience this year with two other internationally acclaimed scientists: Michael Merzenich from the University of California, San Francisco and Carla Shatz from Stanford University.

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Date: June 6, 2016