Gil Da Costa Receives $2,500 Donald B. Lindsley Prize
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GIL DA COSTA RECEIVES $2,500 DONALD B. LINDSLEY PRIZE
Scientist recognized for meritorious research in behavioral neuroscience
Washington, DC — The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) today awarded the Donald B. Lindsley Prize to Ricardo Gil da Costa, PhD, Research Associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, during Neuroscience 2008, the SfN annual meeting and the world’s largest source of emerging news on brain science and health. Supported by The Grass Foundation, SfN awards the prize, which includes $2,500, to recognize an outstanding PhD thesis in the general area of behavioral neuroscience.
The prize was established in 1979 in honor of Donald B. Lindsley, PhD, one of the early trustees of The Grass Foundation. Gil da Costa’s PhD thesis, “An Evolutionary Perspective on the Behavioral and Neural Foundations for Conceptual Representation and Vocal Communication in Primates,” constitutes a significant advance in the understanding of the evolution of cortical, long-term memory systems and object and concept representation.
“Supporting young neuroscientists is a cornerstone of SfN’s mission,” said Eve Marder, PhD, president of SfN. “Recognizing talented young scientists benefits and strengthens the field of neuroscience as a whole.”
The Society for Neuroscience is an organization of more than 38,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.