Ann Graybiel

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Graybiel receives the Medal of Science from President Bush in 2001

Ann Martin Graybiel (born 1942) is a neuroscientist at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. She is an Institute Professor[1] and a faculty member in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. She is an expert on the basal ganglia, and her work is relevant to Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, obsessive–compulsive disorder, substance abuse and other disorders that affect the basal ganglia. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and in 2001 she was awarded the President’s National Medal of Science "For her pioneering contributions to the understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the brain, including the structure, chemistry, and function of the pathways subserving thought and movement."[2] In 2012 she was awarded the Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, along with Cornelia Bargmann and Winfried Denk, "for elucidating basic neuronal mechanisms underlying perception and decision." [3]

Read a short profile of Graybiel first published in MIT Technology Review.


  1. ^ Ann Graybiel named Institute Professor – MIT News Office. (2008-11-03). Retrieved on 2012-06-25.
  2. ^ US NSF – The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details. Retrieved on 2012-06-25.
  3. ^ The Kavli Prize. Retrieved on 2012-06-25.

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