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- Investigator, McGovern Institute
Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- Graybiel lab site
- phone: 617-253-5785
- fax: 617-253-1599
- MIT address: 46-6133
- email: email@example.com
Ann Graybiel studies the basal ganglia, forebrain structures that are profoundly important for normal brain function but are also implicated in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction. Graybiel's work is uncovering neural deficits related to these disorders, as well as the role the basal ganglia play in guiding normal behavior.
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Ann Graybiel '71 joined the MIT faculty in 1973 and in 1994 was named Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. In 2001, she was appointed Investigator at the McGovern Institute and was named a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest science and technology honor. In 2002, Graybiel was awarded the James R. Killian Faculty Achievement Award which recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishment by full-time members of the MIT faculty. In 2004, she received the Woman Leader of Parkinson’s Science award from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and in 2006, she was named the Harold S. Diamond Professor by the National Parkinson Foundation in recognition of her contributions to the understanding and treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. In 2008, she was named Institute Professor, the highest academic award at MIT, and in 2012 she shared the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. Ann is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.