Gina Turrigiano, PhD

Gina Turrigiano, PhD


Regular Professor of Biology Brandeis University

Waltham, MA United States


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

Committee Participation

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