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Ann M. Graybiel PhD '71

Institute Professor

Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience, emerita

Institute Professor

Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience, emerita

Ann M. Graybiel PhD ’71
Institute Professor, 2008 - present
Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Neuroscience, emerita, 1994 - present
Investigator, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, 2001 - present

Ann Graybiel was named the Walter A. Rosenblith professor of neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT in 1994. Professor Graybiel is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a 2001 recipient of the nation’s highest scientific honor: the National Medal of Science. Professor Graybiel received the Woman Leader of Parkinson’s Science award from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, and the National Parkinson Foundation named her the Harold S. Diamond professor in recognition of her contributions to understanding and treating the disease.

Highlights of this interview include:

  • The activist climate of the 1970s.
  • A passionate recounting of neurotransmitters and their role in degenerative brain diseases, including her ground breaking research, specifically in regard to Parkinson’s.
  • Hopes to direct future research toward discovering the neurological basis for human motivation.
  • Challenges of being among the first women in the male-dominated scientific community.

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