Institute News Summer 2018 Issue 45

Caltech Neurobiologist Wins 2018 Scolnick Prize

David Anderson of Caltech is the winner of the 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. Photo: Caltech
David Anderson of Caltech is the winner of the 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. Photo: Caltech

We are delighted to announce that David J. Anderson of Caltech is the winner of the 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience.

Anderson was awarded the prize for his contributions to the isolation and characterization of neural stem cells and for his research on neural circuits that control emotional behaviors in animal models.

Anderson is the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at Caltech and is currently the director of the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute for Neuroscience. He is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Anderson will deliver the Scolnick Prize lecture at the McGovern Institute on Monday, September 17 at 4:00pm in MIT Bldg 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium). The event is free, open to the public, and followed by a reception.

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