Chinese Neuroscientist Wins Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Poo Mu-Ming, director of the Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, is being honored for his seminal discoveries in brain plasticity. Asian Scientist Newsroom | June 17, 2016 | Top News AsianScientist (Jun. 17, 2016) – Poo Mu‐Ming, whose research has led to a greater understanding of synaptic plasticity in the brain, is the recipient of the 2016 Gruber Neuroscience Prize. The Gruber International Prize Program recognizes excellence in science by highlighting fields with potential to create a better world, namely cosmology, genetics and neuroscience. The annual award comes with an unrestricted cash award of US$500,000 and a gold laureate pin. Poo is currently the director of the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China, and the Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology Emeritus at the…


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