Amber L. Alhadeff named the grand prize winner of The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology.
The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers.
It is awarded annually for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology by a young scientist of 35 years of age or younger, as described in a 1,000-word essay based on research performed during the past three years.
The winner of the Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded US$25,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science. The essay and those of up to three finalists are also published on Science Online. The award is announced and presented at a ceremony concurrent with the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in the USA. Eppendorf provides financial support to help enable the grand prize winner and finalists to attend the event.