Fred Gage recipient of 2013 George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience
Fred Gage, professor in Salk's Laboratory of Genetics, was named this year's winner of the George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience. Recipients of the honor are acknowledged for a career of "distinguished and sustained scholarship and research at the cutting edge of cognitive neuroscience," and for "extraordinary innovation and high impact on international scientific thinking." The Cognitive Neuroscience Society established the award in 1995 to honor Miller, whose many theoretical advances greatly influenced the discipline of cognitive neuroscience.
Gage delivered the George A. Miller Lecture on April 13, at the 20th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, discussing his research on the adult central nervous system and how it can adapt to the environment over time. His work may lead to methods of replacing or enhancing brain and spinal cord tissues lost or damaged due to neurodegenerative disease or trauma.