Gina Turrigiano

Gina Turrigiano, PhD


Regular Professor of Biology Brandeis University

Waltham, MA US


Gina Turrigiano received her BA from Reed College in 1984 and her PhD from University of California San Diego in 1990. She then trained as a postdoc with Eve Marder at Brandeis University before joining the faculty at Brandeis in 1994. She is now a full professor in the Dept. of Biology and the Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis. She has received numerous awards for her research including an NIH career development award, a Sloan Foundation fellowship, a MacArthur foundation fellowship, McKnight Foundation Technological Innovation and Neurobiology of Disease awards, and an NIH director’s pioneer award. Her scientific interests include mechanisms of synaptic and intrinsic homeostatic plasticity, and the experience-dependent refinement of neocortical microcircuitry.
Neuroscience Sub-Discipline
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Neural / Synaptic Structure and Function
Sensory Systems Neuroscience

SfN Service History

CommitteeTitleMember Status
Young Investigator Award Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Ralph W. Gerard Prize Selection CommitteeMemberPast
Program CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Program CommitteeMemberPast
Program CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Nominating CommitteeChairpersonPast
Nominating CommitteeMemberPast
JNeurosci Editorial BoardAssociate EditorPast
Executive CommitteeChairpersonPast
Executive CommitteeEx OfficioPast
Executive CommitteeEx OfficioPast
CouncilPast SecretaryPast
CouncilPast PresidentPast
CouncilPresident ElectPast
CouncilSecretary ElectPast
Committee on CommitteesEx OfficioPast
Committee on CommitteesChairpersonPast
Audit CommitteeMemberPast