Campus professor emeritus to receive half-million dollars for pioneering neuroscience research

Mu-ming Poo, a campus neurobiology professor emeritus renowned for creatively exploring the effect of life experiences on the brain, will receive this year’s esteemed Gruber Neuroscience Prize along with a $500,000 cash award.   Poo will receive the prize — which was announced Tuesday by Yale University and the Gruber Foundation — in November at the 46th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, according to a campus press release. The honor has been given annually since 2004 and recognizes scientists whose work engenders shifts in conventional knowledge. “I’m completely honored,” Poo said. “I’m very happy that my work is recognized by the field.” According to campus neurobiology professor Daniel Feldman, Poo laid the conceptual groundwork for ongoing experiments in hundreds of laboratories, in particular those labs aiming to eradicate…


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