Berkley researcher to receive $500,000 MacArthur grant for genius in learning and memory functions

09/15/05

Washington, D.C. September 13, 2005 . . . . A Berkley scientist will receive a 2005 MacArthur Fellowship for work in helping to understand how learning and memory functions in the nervous system, which also has impact on the development of new treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases. The grants, awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, will be announced publicly on Tuesday, September 20th. The name of the awardee will be available on a password protected website on Friday, September 16 (info below).

Awarded to talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown exceptional originality in and dedication to their creative pursuits, MacArthur Fellows receive $500,000 grants that are bestowed with no conditions – recipients may use the money as they see fit. Nominated anonymously by leaders in their respective fields and never notified of their candidacy, the recipients will learn of their selection only when they receive a call from the MacArthur Foundation to notify them of their selection.

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