FACULTY AWARD: Tank receives Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Jan. 15, 2015 1:15 p.m.

David Tank, Princeton University's Henry L. Hillman Professor in Molecular Biology and co-director of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, has received the 2015 Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize, which recognizes seminal discoveries that advance scientists' understanding of the brain. Tank was recognized for his "discovery of fundamental mechanisms of neural computation," which includes key contributions to the development of novel imaging and computational research methods that are critical for the study brain circuit function. Established in 2000, the prize is awarded by the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and carries a $20,000 cash award.