MIT’s Ann Graybiel to Be Awarded the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience

Ann M. Graybiel Institute Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science and a member of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience from the Gruber Foundation. She will receive a gold medal and share a $500,000 award with two male scholars at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego this coming November. The Gruber Prizes are administered by Yale University.

Professor Graybiel’s research involves brain regions implicated in the control of movement and cognition, as well as our ability to acquire habits. Her research has implications for the study of Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease, ADHD, and in neuropsychiatric disorders such as Tourette’s Syndrome.

Dr. Graybiel is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University. She earned a master’s degree in biology from Tufts University and a Ph.D. degree in psychology and brain science from MIT.

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