2023 Rockefeller Award Honoring Women Scientists Goes to Lily Jan and Eve Marder

Groundbreaking neuroscientists Lily Jan and Eve Marder have jointly received the 2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, an award which recognizes outstanding women scientists. The award was presented by Ellen V. Futter, president emerita of the American Museum of Natural History, in a ceremony on The Rockefeller University campus on September 20. “This year’s awardees are two outstanding scientists who have made fundamental contributions to neurobiology,” says Michael W. Young, PhD, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor, Nobel Laureate, and Chair of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize selection committee. “Lily Jan’s work led to the first molecular description of the potassium channel, which allows a nerve to carry electrical impulses, and Eve Marder has revealed how populations of neurons interact to produce behavior and how behavioral flexibility can be built into neural circuits.”

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