Anne Graybiel

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Hosting of Professor Anne Graybiel on the occasion of her acceptance of an Honorary Degree at Queens University Belfast

Ann M Graybiel is the Walter A Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Graybiel has taught and carried out research at the MIT since receiving her PhD in 1971. She is considered a world expert on the basal ganglia, the complex and inaccessible parts of the brain that are affected in disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. On the basis of her work, Graybiel was elected to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA in 1988, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991, and the Institute of Medicine of the USA in 1994. She was awarded the National Medal of Science, a presidential award that honours America’s most extraordinary scientists, in 2001. She has received numerous other awards and honours for her research, including the MIT’s highest faculty honour, the James R Killian Jr Faculty Achievement Award, in 2002. She has served on nearly two dozen advisory boards for organisations dealing with neuroscience, mental health and brain disorders and has served on the editorial board of more than a dozen scientific journals. She has also authored over 200 publications to her credit.
PeriodJul 2007 → …
Visiting fromMassachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
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