Distinguished Professor, Larry Zipursky, shares 19th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

December 19, 2018
Lawrence Zipursky, PhD (left), and Joshua Sanes, PhD (right) [Photo Credit: UNC]

It was announced that Larry Zipursky, Distinguished Professor of biological chemistry at UCLA and DGC Executive Committee member, (pictured above left) will receive the 19th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine.

Dr. Zipursky and co-awardee Joshua R. Sanes from Harvard University are being recognized for their research of nerve cells and their mechanisms for connecting with one another in order to form a complex nervous system. Knowing how this process works helps to illuminate our understanding of how the brain is built. Drs. Zipursky and Sanes will visit Chapel Hill on March 21, 2019 to receive the prize and present on their work.

The Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize is awarded internationally and honors researchers for outstanding discoveries and seminal insights within the field of neuroscience. Six prior recipients have gone on to win Nobel Prizes.

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