Helen S. Bateup and Peter H. Rudebeck Receive the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award
WASHINGTON, DC— The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will present the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Award to Helen S. Bateup, PhD, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Peter H. Rudebeck, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The award will be presented at Neuroscience 2017, SfN’s annual meeting and the world’s largest source of emerging news about brain science and health.
Supported by The Trubatch Family, the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award promotes the success of early career professionals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in research. The co-recipients of this year’s award, which includes a $2,000 prize and complimentary registration and transportation to SfN annual meeting for each recipient, have made valuable research findings that have earned the respect of their colleagues and the scientific community.
“In order to make clinical progress and find treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases, we need to first build the foundational understanding that is basic science,” SfN President Eric Nestler said. “Creativity is key when it comes to uncovering the complexities of neural mechanisms, and the recipients of this year’s award have clearly demonstrated that in their work.”
Helen S. Bateup, PhD, assistant professor of neurobiology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, is credited with making breakthroughs in understanding the molecular and cellular basis of neural circuit function, with direct implications for early childhood neurological diseases. She has taken an innovative approach to modeling neurodevelopmental disorders using human stem cell-derived neurons, and her work on autism was recognized by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative.
Peter H. Rudebeck, PhD, assistant professor of neuroscience and psychiatry at the Friedman Brain Institute of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been at the forefront of uncovering the neural mechanisms of emotion and cognition, with direct relevance for psychiatric disorders. His research has established novel methods for understanding how subcortical structures and the cerebral cortex interact in primates to guide affective behavior. To further his research, he has received an award from the NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) program.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of nearly 37,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and nervous system.