Mu-ming Poo awarded 0000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize

UC Berkeley biologist Mu-ming Poo has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Gruber Neuroscience Prize for work showing how the brain’s circuitry changes in response to life experiences. Mu-ming Poo, recipient of the 2016 Gruber Neuroscience Prize The prize, which comes with a $500,000 honorarium, was announced today by Yale University and the Gruber Foundation. It has been given annually since 2004 to scientists “whose groundbreaking work provides new models that inspire and enable fundamental shifts in knowledge and culture,” according to the prize website. “I am deeply honored and pleased by the award,” Poo wrote in an email from Shanghai. Poo, 67, is the Paul Licht Distinguished Professor in Biology Emeritus and the founding director of the Institute of Neuroscience (ION) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, which…


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