Carnegie Mellon University

The Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science Lecture

Established by the Carnegie Corporation of New York as part of its centennial celebration, the The Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science recognizes trailblazers in the brain and behavioral sciences whose research has helped advance the field and its applications. The prize also awards a one-year graduate fellowship to a CMU student, who will typically have the opportunity to visit the recipient's lab.

December 23, 2020

At the Neuroscience Institute we were sad to learn of the death of Leslie Ungerleider, the first recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Prize in Mind and Brain Science.

2013-ungerleider.jpg“I have been a devotee of Leslie's research for as long as I can remember, even before I had the opportunity to meet her. Once we met, I became a firm devotee of all things Leslie. Her precision insights coupled with her wit and warmth defined her as a great colleague and friend. Leslie and I, along with our (now well established) ex-postdocs, Ning Liu and Galia Avidan, have worked together on a study on distributed face circuits. It has been a singular pleasure to collaborate with her. I only wish that I had more time to learn from her and to benefit from her immense wisdom and grace.”

—Marlene Behrmann, Thomas S. Baker University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience

Previous Recipients

2020: Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.

Charles BG Murphy Professor in Psychiatry and Deputy Chair for Basic Science, Professor of Neuroscience, of Pharmacology, and in the Child Study Center

Yale University

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 4:00pm E.T.

Acetylcholine as a neuromodulator: ACh signaling in the basolateral amygdala at baseline and in reward learning

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2019

Eve Marder

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2018

Krishna V. Shenoy

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2017

Nora Volkow

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2016

Alexandre Pouget

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2015

Ed Boyden

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2014

Ricardo Dolmetsch

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2013

Leslie G. Ungerleider (1946–2020)

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