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Marc Tessier-Lavigne receives Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Picture of Marc Tessier-Lavigne
L.A. Cicero
Jun 11 2020

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Stanford University President, and Professor of Biology, Marc Tessier-Lavigne has been awarded the 2020 Gruber Neuroscience Prize for his contributions to research on molecular mechanisms that control the growth of axons – the long, winding projection on a nerve cell, or neuron, that directs electrical impulses away from the body of the cell – to wire up the nervous system during embryonic development. The award recognizes Tessier-Lavigne’s groundbreaking work on axon guidance processes in mammals and their role in spinal cord development. His research has helped reveal molecular mechanisms that are critical to axon development throughout the animal kingdom.