Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience Lecture

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Building 46, 46-3002: Singleton Auditorium 43 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA

David Ginty, the Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, is the winner of the 2022 Scolnick Prize.

Talk Title: The sensory neurons of touch: beauty is skin deep

The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize is named in honor of Edward M. Scolnick, who stepped down as president of Merck Research Laboratories in December 2002 after holding Merck’s top research post for 17 years. Scolnick is now at the Broad Institute, where he established the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. He also served as a member of the McGovern Institute’s scientific advisory board. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $200,000 award, plus an inscribed gift.

The recipient's lecture will be followed by a reception in Building 46 3rd floor atrium.

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McGovern Institute for Brain Research
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