Brandeis Professor to Receive 2012 Nakasone Award

Gina Turrigiano, professor of biology at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, has been selected to receive the 2012 Nakasone Award from the Human Frontier Science Program Organization. Professor Turrigiano will be honored for her work in synaptic scaling in the human brain. The award is named for former Japanese prime minister Yasuhior Nakasone and will be presented in a ceremony in Korea next July.

A graduate of Reed College, Professor Turrigiano earned a Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego. She joined the faculty at Brandeis in 1994.

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