Doris Tsao Selected as Winner of the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Doris TsaoDoris Tsao, professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, has been selected to receive the 2018 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize. The award is given out by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a seminal discovery in neuroscience. The prize, established in 2000, is named after former UNC professor Edward Perl, who was the first president of the Society for Neuroscience. The prize includes a $20,000 cash award.

Professor Tsao, who also serves as the director of T&C Chen Center for Systems Neuroscience at CalTech, is being honored for “major contributions to our understanding of how the brain recognizes human faces.”

Professor Tsao is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology. She earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University.

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