Awards & Honors Spring 2013 Issue 27
Awards and Honors
by Julie Pryor | June 11, 2013
Martha Constantine-Paton is among nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new class, which includes leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the arts and humanities, will be inducted at a ceremony on October 12 in Cambridge, MA. Constantine-Paton was also awarded the Dean’s Medal from Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences.
Ed Boyden has been named a recipient of the 2013 Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize. The 1-million-euro prize is awarded for the development of optogenetics, a technology that makes it possible to control brain activity using light. Boyden will share the prize with five other researchers. Boyden has also received the Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine from Brandeis University, along with two other pioneers in optogenetics, Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University and Gero Miesenbock of the University of Oxford.
Suhasa Kodandaramaiah, a postdoc in Ed Boyden’s lab, has been named by Forbes Magazine among the top 30 rising stars in science and health.