Rachel Wilson (neurobiologist)
|Rachel I. Wilson|
|Born||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Institutions||Harvard Medical School|
Wilson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She received an A.B. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech before her appointment at Harvard.
In 2007 Wilson won Science and Eppendorf AG's Grand Prize in Neurobiology for her work on the olfactory function of fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster, to understand how the brain recognizes odors from patterns of impulses from olfactory receptor neurons.
In 2014, she won the inaugural national Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists, awarded by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences to "celebrate America’s most innovative and promising faculty-rank scientists and engineers.",
- "2008 MacArthur Fellows:Rachel Wilson". MacArthur Foundation. 2008.
- "Young Neurobiologist Honored For Research Into The Fruit-Fly's 'Smell' Circuit". Medical News Today. 2007-10-26.
- "Mapping the fruit-fly's 'smell' circuit wins Eppendorf/Science Prize:Young neurobiologists honored for research". American Association for the Advancement of Science. 2007-10-25.
- Carolyn Y. Johnson (2008-09-23). "Local scientists honored, boosted by 'genius' grants: MacArthur fellowships stun winners". Boston Globe.
- Wilson Lab at Harvard University