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Favuzzi and Geiller Receive Early Career Award from the Society for Neuroscience

October 31, 2023
by Pauline Charbogne

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has announced eight 2023 awardees for its five early-career awards. The awards will be presented during SfN's annual meeting in Washington, DC, from November 11 to November 15.

Among the prize winners, two junior faculty in the Department of Neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine. Emilia Favuzzi, PhD, assistant professor, and Tristan Geiller, PhD, incoming assistant professor in January 2024, are being honored with the 2023 Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience.

The Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience recognizes young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting. The award is supported by The Gruber Foundation and includes a $25,000 prize and travel to the SfN annual meeting.

Favuzzi, who has spent her scientific career in Italy, Spain, the UK, and the US, is being recognized for her pioneering work on neuroimmune interactions, demonstrating the impact of neuron-glia communication on the regulation of brain wiring in health and disease. Geiller, originally from France, did research in Australia, Korea, and the US. He is being recognized for his work in the field of memory - the technique he developed made possible to identify, observe, and manipulate specific neurons in the hippocampus and shed light on memory consolidation networks.

For more information about the 2023 SfN awardees, please visit SfN's press release.

Submitted by Pauline Charbogne on October 30, 2023