The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience and related facets of the brain and nervous system.
The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience has twice been awarded to Yale University researchers:
- in 2008, to Pasko Rakic, inaugural director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience and the founding chair of the department of neurobiology;
- in 2010, to James Rothman, chair of the department of cell biology and winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013.
The Kavli Prizes
The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists around the world in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Established in 2008, the Kavli Prizes are presented in cooperation with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The prizes are awarded at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway, followed by a symposium honoring the laureates. Learn more