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Dr. Paola Arlotta Wins the 2024 Pradel Research Award.

By January 26, 2024No Comments

Paola Arlotta, Harvard University, will receive the 2024 Pradel Research Award.

Arlotta’s innovative work provides key insights into the fundamental principles that guide development of the cerebral cortex, the portion of the brain responsible for cognition.

Arlotta investigates the mechanisms that control the development of cellular diversity in the mammalian cerebral cortex, and explores how different cell classes communicate with each other to drive the formation of the key structural features of the cerebral cortex. She has made important contributions to generating and applying human pluripotent stem cell-derived brain organoid models to understand the development of the human cortex, and to investigate how the human brain is affected by neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disease.

The Pradel Research Award is presented annually to recognize mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. The award is presented with a $50,000 research award to designate to an institution of the recipient’s choice to support neuroscience research.