Society for Neuroscience Awards UCSF Neurobiologist Posthumous Honor

The late UC San Francisco neuroscientist Allison Doupe, MD, PhD, will be honored by the Society for Neuroscience with the Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor award at the society’s annual meeting in Chicago later this month. The Patricia Goldman-Rakic Hall of Honor is a posthumous award for a neuroscientist who pursued career excellence and exhibited dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience. The family of the deceased honoree receives an engraved Tiffany & Co. crystal bowl. During her career as a professor of psychiatry and physiology at UCSF, Doupe made major contributions to the field of systems neuroscience and expanded the study of song learning in zebra finches from its roots in ethology to its current place as an central model system for understanding the neurobiology of sensorimotor learning.…


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