Gina G. Turrigiano

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Gina G. Turrigiano is an American neuroscientist, and Professor of Biology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems, at Brandeis University.[1][2]

She graduated from Reed College, B.A.,and from University of California, San Diego, with a Ph.D. She now lives in Weston, MA with her husband, Sacha Nelson (also a neuroscientist) and two sons, Gabriel Nelson, and Raphael Turrigiano.


  • 2013 Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (USA)
  • 2012 HFSP Nakasone Award
  • 2007 NIH Directors Pioneer Award
  • 2000 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • 1996 National Institutes of Health Career Development Award [3]
  • 1996 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
  • 1995 Whitehall Foundation Research Award



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