Navigation Links
Vilcek Foundation honors renowned neuroscientist and young researchers with creative promise
Date:1/28/2014

New York, NY, January 29, 2014 The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to name Thomas M. Jessell as the winner of the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science. Awarded annually, the Vilcek Prizes honor the contributions of immigrants to the American arts and sciences, and include $100,000 cash awards. Dr. Jessell, the Claire Tow professor in the departments of Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, was selected for his pioneering work in discovering the principles of the molecular mechanisms that direct neuronal diversity and circuit assembly in the vertebrate central nervous system.

"We are honored to bestow the Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science on such a groundbreaking figure in the field of neuroscience," said Jan Vilcek, president of the Vilcek Foundation. "His work has opened up many new avenues of inquiries into one of the most unknown and important fields of biomedical research."

Dr. Jessel's research investigates the developmental assembly of the vertebrate central nervous system and has broadened the study of mammalian neural development from a descriptive science to a molecular and mechanistic one. Jessell's lab focuses not only on understanding the logic of the motor system organization, but also on combining neuro-computation and bio-mechanics studies to elucidate how the nervous system interacts with the skeletal muscle control system. His work has shed light on developmental abnormalities in the central nervous system and has paved the way for new treatment possibilities, using neural stem cells, for degenerative diseases affecting motor neurons and for spinal cord injuries.

Dr. Jessell is co-director of Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, which will have its home in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, a 17-acre campus off 125th Street in New York. Scheduled to open in 2016, it will foster a multidisciplinary environment for the innovative work in
'/>"/>

Contact: Phuong Pham
phuong@vilcek.org
212-472-2500
Vilcek Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Vilcek Prize for Biomedical Science split between 2 giants of immunology
2. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation grants prestigious awards to 20 top young scientists
3. E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation moving to Duke
4. Kessler Foundation neuroimaging study sheds light on mechanisms of cognitive fatigue in MS
5. AgriLife researcher Xiuren Zhang receives National Science Foundation CAREER grant
6. Prostate Cancer Foundation announces new urine test for prostate cancer available
7. New York Genome Center announces the New York Stem Cell Foundation as an Associate Member
8. Entomological Foundation announces 2013 Insect Science Award winners
9. International Rett Syndrome Foundation chief science officer receives prestigious military awards
10. $20,000 APS Foundation grant helps fund TGen2School education initiative
11. NIMBioS wins $18 million renewal award from National Science Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2014)... like bacteria and fungi can evade treatment by acquiring ... drugs. These permanent mutations were once thought to be ... a new study has shown that microorganisms can use ... epimutations -- to gain the benefits of drug resistance ... discovered in a fungus called Mucor circinelloides, it is ...
(Date:7/27/2014)... a single computer cannot always find the solution a ... a cluster of computers that analyze a massive data ... web history to present you with targeted ads, and ... or movie. But big data is about more than ... activity are generating unprecedented quantities of information. That data ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... colonial era, 100,000s of people lived on the land ... fire to control the availability of plants they used ... to use fire to maintain desired habitat and natural ... Forest Service,s Pacific Southwest Station, will lead a ... Refuge during the Ecological Society of America,s 99th Annual ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 2Scientists discover new, noncommittal mechanism of drug resistance 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 2New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 3New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 4New tools help neuroscientists analyze 'big data' 5Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 2Fire ecology manipulation by California native cultures 3
... Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological ... then identified agents that can block it, leading to ... of pneumonia. They reported their findings today in ... provoke an inflammatory response from the body that is ...
... Research Careers) Program has announced the travel award recipients ... Conference in Washington, DC from April 3-7, 2013. These ... postdoctorates and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream ... participation of young scientists at the GSA Drosophila Research ...
... of researchers, led by a University of California, Davis, ... enzyme that put the brakes on germination during hot ... that can sprout year-round, even at high temperatures. ... Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India. The finding ...
Cached Biology News:Pitt team finds immunity protein that ramps up inflammation, and agents that can block it 2Gene discovery may yield lettuce that will sprout in hot weather 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014   Propeller Health , the ... the hire of Brad Towle as Senior ... responsible for driving the company,s sales growth, customer acquisition ... healthcare, and specifically his past role in the development ... company at this pivotal time in the industry," said ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 It’s a hard truth: Nearly half ... further their post-secondary education are failing to obtain a diploma ... year. And according to an analysis by The Resume ... students’ uninformed choice of college majors, which leads to underemployment, ... study: Some 51.7 percent of post-9/11 veterans using GI ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN ) today announced ... results at the close of the U.S. markets on ... will be hosted by InterMune at 4:30 p.m. Eastern ... others may participate in the conference call by dialing ... of the webcast and teleconference will be available on ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... determine the size of a particle in a material such ... size of particles as it can affect the functionality of ... the behavior and nature of a material, and for its ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Propeller Health Hires Brad Towle as Senior Vice President of Business and Client Development 2Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 2Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 3Resume Place: To Choose the Best College Majors, Veterans Need Early Career Counseling, Data Shows 4InterMune to Release Second Quarter Financial Results on August 6 2Global Particle Size Analysis Market 2014-2018 2
... BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson ... BD Mosaic™ Mesenchymal Stem Cell Serum-Free (hMSC SF), a ... (hMSCs) derived from bone marrow. The ... provide cell expansion in a shorter culture time—about half ...
... in the light like the scales on a butterfly,s ... a revolutionary new approach to point-of-care medical diagnostics, according ... Design Engineering . Thomas Schalkhammer and colleagues at ... Palkovits of the University of Applied Sciences, in Wiener ...
... HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 6, 2012  The Angel Investor Management (AIM) ... Network (CANN) to serve the capital needs of entrepreneurs and ... Investor Management Group is bringing together a single network of ... the expenses of operations, the economies of scale will work ...
Cached Biology Technology:Mesenchymal Stem Cells Have New Cell Culture Environment 2The butterfly effect in nanotech medical diagnostics 2Statewide Network of Angel Investor Groups Announced in Alabama 2
... for isolation and affinity purification of ... peptides. Hydrophobic, monodisperse magnetic particles (2.8 ... groups, further surface activation is not ... with optimal orientation for affinity purification ...
Anti-MD-2 (IN) Host: rabbit polyclonal Species Reactivity: human, mouse, rat Applications: WB, IHC Storage: 4C...
... agarose conjugate Formulation: PBS ... Quality Assurance: routinely ... MPM2 antigens from colcemid ... as shown by subsequent ...
p-Bcl-2 (Thr 74)...
Biology Products: