Norwegian Scholar Shares Columbia University’s Top Honor in Biological Research

columbias201May-Britt Moser, a professor of neuroscience and director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, is sharing the 2013 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize with her husband Edvard Moser and John Michael O’Keefe of University College London. The prize, established in 1967, is the highest honor for achievement in biology or biochemistry research awarded by Columbia University in New York City. Of the 91 winners of the prize, 43 have gone to win the Nobel Prize. The award will be presented in New York on January 16.

The trio is being honored for the groundbreaking work in brain research. Their research may lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders.

May-Britt Moser holds a master’s degree in neurobiology and a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Oslo.

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