NYSCF Innovator Named 2016 Recipient of the 2016 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research

NYSCF – Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Dr. Kay Tye, MIT, was awarded the 2016 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research for her project “Identifying Unique Neural Circuits for Anxiety Control.” The Klerman and Freedman Prizes are granted by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation to exceptional researchers that have been supported by the NARSAD Young Investigator Grant.

Dr. Tye uses optogenetic, pharmacological, electrophysiological, and imaging techniques to study brain circuitry to elucidate pathways implicated in anxiety disorders, which represent the most common form of psychiatric illnesses.

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