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Congratulations to Rick Huganir for receiving the Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience from the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). The prize is the highest honor awarded by SfN and recognizes scientists who have made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout their careers. Huganir is the director of the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, co-director of the Pedersen Brain Science Institute, and a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of neuroscience and psychological and brain science.

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Neuroscientist Shigeki Watanabe has been named one of the 2022 Vallee Scholars by the Vallee Foundation. Watanabe studies the cellular and molecular basis of synaptic transmission and plasticity. The award provides research funding to support early-career scientists in the furthering of their careers. Read more.

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