2012 HFSP Nakasone Award goes to Gina Turrigiano

The 2012 HFSP Nakasone Award has been conferred upon Gina Turrigiano at Brandeis University for her pioneering work on homeostatic plasticity in the nervous system, in particular, for introducing the concept of “synaptic scaling”. In this, homeostatic mechanisms allow balancing the need for plasticity to enable learning and development while maintaining the stability and integrity of the circuits that drive behaviour. More information HERE