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Eve Marder

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Marder was President of the Society for Neuroscience, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has received numerous prizes and awards including the Salpeter and Gerard Prizes from the Society for Neuroscience, the Neuroscience Prize from the National Academy of Sciences and the Gruber and Kavli Awards. She has received Honorary Doctorates from Bowdoin College and Tel Aviv University.

Marder studies the dynamics of small neuronal networks. Her work was instrumental in demonstrating that neuronal circuits are not “hard-wired” but are reconfigured by neuromodulatory neurons and substances to produce a variety of outputs. Her lab combines experimental, modeling and theoretical studies. Her lab pioneered studies of homeostatic regulation of intrinsic membrane properties, and stimulated work on the mechanisms by which brains remain stable while allowing for change during development and learning. Marder now studies robustness of circuits to perturbations.