Eve Marder '69 named American Physiological Society Fellow

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Eve Marder ‘69, the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience, has been named one of the inaugural fellows of the American Physiological Society.

Founded in 1887, the society fosters education, scientific research and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. It has over 10,000 members, and its newly recognized fellows are a selective group of about 150. The first class of fellows was named in August.

Election as a fellow recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments, and outstanding leadership and service. To be considered, candidates must have been a member of the society for at least 15 years and receive two written recommendations from other current members of the society. Any active society members may submit nominations. The society’s fellows and its membership committee will review nominees annually.

Marder studies the dynamics of small neuronal networks, and her work was instrumental in demonstrating that neuronal circuits are not “hard-wired” but can be reconfigured by neuromodulatory neurons and substances to produce a variety of outputs. For more than 20 years Marder’s lab has combined experimental work with insights from modeling and theoretical studies. Her lab pioneered studies of homeostatic regulation of intrinsic membrane properties, and stimulated work on the mechanisms by which brains remain stable while allowing for change during development and learning. Marder is now studying the extent to which similar network performance can arise from different sets of underlying network parameters, opening up rigorous studies of the variations in individual brains of normal healthy animals.

More information and a full list of the inaugural fellows can be found on the American Physiological Society's website.

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