Sheila Nirenberg

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Sheila Nirenberg
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Nirenberg in 2013
Fields Neuroscience
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater SUNY Albany
Harvard University
Notable awards MacArthur Fellows Program, Beckman Young Investigators Award

Sheila Nirenberg is an American neuroscientist. She won a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship [1] and a 1999 Beckman Young Investigators Award.[2]


Nirenberg graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a B.A.[3] and from Harvard University in 1993 with a Ph.D.[4]

Her research studies the neuroscience of vision.[5]

She is director of the Nirenberg Lab, at Cornell University.[6]


  1. ^ Benson, Barbara (2013-09-26). "Sheila Nirenberg, a genius with vision". Crain's New York Business. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Beckman Young Investigators Award Recipients". Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "UAlbany Psychology Department Alumna Awarded Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for Pioneering Work in Neuroscience". University at Albany, State University of New York. 2013. Retrieved 2014-11-23. Dr. Sheila Nirenberg, Class of 1983 
  4. ^ "MacArthur Fellows / Meet the Class of 2013: Sheila Nirenberg". MacArthur Foundation. 2013-09-25. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  5. ^ Macrae, Fiona (2012-08-14). "Sheila Nirenberg: Scientists make blind mice see with radical new implant". Daily Mail. Retrieved 2013-11-06. 
  6. ^ "Nirenberg Lab Website". Retrieved 2013-11-06. 

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