Margarita Behrens, PhD

Research Professor

Computational Neurobiology Laboratory

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Profile of Margarita Behrens

Margarita Behrens is a research professor in the Computational Neurobiology Laboratory. She is a neuroscientist who studies how the environment affects the molecular signatures that define brain cells during development and adulthood to help determine why some individuals develop a neurodevelopmental disorder while others do not.

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BS, Biochemistry, University of Chile
MS, Biochemistry, University of Chile
PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University Autonoma, Spain
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • The Kavli Institute for Brain And Mind Innovative Research Grant, 2018
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • Daniel X. Freedman Award Honorable Mention, 2008
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 2004
  • European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowship, 1991
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fellowship, 1989
  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies Predoctoral Fellowship, 1988