Gina Turrigiano received her her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. She trained as a postdoc with Eve Marder at Brandeis University before joining the Brandeis faculty in 1994. She is now a full professor in the department of biology, the Volen Center for Complex Systems and the Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis.
Turrigiano has received numerous awards for her research, including a National Institutes of Health (NIH) career development award, a Sloan Foundation fellowship, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, McKnight Foundation Technological Innovation and Neurobiology of Disease awards, an NIH director’s pioneer award, the HFSP Nakasone Award, election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and election to the National Academy of Sciences. Her scientific interests include mechanisms of synaptic and intrinsic plasticity and the experience-dependent refinement of neocortical microcircuitry.