Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D.
Plasticity of the Synaptic and Intrinsic Properties of Cortical Neurons

Ph.D., University of California - S.D.
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Gina Turrigiano received her BA from Reed College in 1984 and her PhD from University of California San Diego in 1990. She then trained as a postdoc with Eve Marder at Brandeis University before joining the faculty in 1994. She is now a full professor in the Dept. of Biology, the Volen Center for Complex Systems, and the Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis.

She has received numerous awards for her research including an NIH career development award, a Sloan Foundation fellowship, a MacArthur foundation fellowship, McKnight Foundation Technological Innovation and Neurobiology of Disease awards, an NIH director’s pioneer award, the HFSP Nakasone Award, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2012) and election to the National Academy of Sciences (2013). Her scientific interests include mechanisms of synaptic and intrinsic plasticity and the experience-dependent refinement of neocortical microcircuitry.