Society for Neuroscience honors Eve Marder ’69 and Timothy O’Leary

Eve Marder ’69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, and Timothy O’Leary, a postdoctoral fellow in the Marder lab, will be honored this weekend at Neuroscience2014, the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference.

Marder will be presented the Award for Education in Neuroscience for her work at Brandeis and across the country promoting neuroscience programs at all career levels. She established one of the first undergraduate neuroscience programs at Brandeis, in 1990, and has trained more than 20 PhD students and 35 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom are women and underrepresented minorities.

Marder is sharing the award with Richard Olivo of Smith College.

O’Leary will be presented the Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience, which recognizes promising young scientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting. At Brandeis, O’Leary, who is Welsh, is working to develop accurate models of individual neurons and neuronal networks maintaining homeostasis.

O’Leary will share the award with Nicolas X. Tritsch of Harvard Medical School.

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