We were delighted to announce the 10th Perl/UNC Neuroscience Prize was awarded to Thomas Jessell, PhD from Columbia University Medical Center was on Tuesday May 4th. Dr. Jessell is the Claire Tow Professor in the departments of neuroscience, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.
Dr. Jessel won the prize for defining the molecular mechanisms that regulare the development of neural circuits. for defining the molecular mechanisms that regulate the development of neural circuits. The prize was awarded by the School of Medicne Dean William L. Roper on the School of Medicine Campus, where over 200 Neuroscientists were in attendance for his lecture: "The Neurons and Networks of Spinal Motor Control".