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Neuroscience Program students Liang, Tien win 2017 O'Leary Prize



Congratulations to the 2017 winners of the James L. O'Leary Prize for Excellence in Neuroscience Research!

Xitong Liang, graduate student in the Neuroscience Program, working in the labs of Paul Taghert and Tim Holy (Department of Neuroscience).  

"Neural mechanisms transform synchronized circadian timing into multiple daily outputs"

Nai-Wen Tien, graduate student in the Neuroscience Program, working in the lab of Daniel Kerschensteiner (Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences).

"Homeostatic plasticity shapes cell-type-specific wiring in the retina"

The winners were selected based on presentations by graduate student and post doc finalists at the March 7, 2017 competition.  Each winner will receive a $1000 prize.  For more, visit the O'Leary prize webpage