"The contributions of these three scientists to neuroscience make them worthy recipients of the 2013 Horwitz Prize," said Michael Purdy, PhD, executive vice president for research, Columbia University. "Their theoretical insightsas well as the fact that John O'Keefe trained Edvard and May-Britt Moser in a research technique that became pivotal to their workconfirm the value of encouraging young scientists to connect with mentors in their field to learn technical skills and research strategies."
Edvard Moser, PhD, is professor of neuroscience, director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, and co-director of the Centre for Neural Computation, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. He received a master's degree in neurobiology from the University of Oslo in Norway, where he also earned a PhD in neurophysiology.
May-Britt Moser, PhD, is professor of neuroscience and director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She received a master's degree in neurobiology from the University of Oslo, where she also earned a PhD in neurophysiology.
Together, Edvard and May-Britt Moser have been recognized both in Norway and internationally with numerous awards and election to prestigious scientific associations, including Academia Europaea and the European Molecular Biology Organiz
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