Ilana Witten

Witten receives Freedman Prize for exceptional basic research

Aug. 3, 2017 10:49 a.m.

Ilana Witten is an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute whose lab focuses on the neural circuitry that supports reward learning and decision making.

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded the 2017 Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research to Ilana Witten, an assistant professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute whose lab focuses on the neural circuitry that supports reward learning and decision making.

The award recognizes exceptional basic research by scientists who have been supported by the foundation's Young Investigator Grants, which enable early career scientists to pursue innovative ideas in neurobiological and psychosocial research, garner pilot data and generate proof of concept for the early detection, treatment, prevention and cure of mental illnesses.