Biographical Note of Professor Eve E MARDER

Professor Eve E Marder received her PhD from UCSD in 1974 and did postdoctoral work at the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. She is the Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience at Brandeis University. In the year 2007-2008, she served as President of the Society for Neuroscience, USA.

Her honors include membership in the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Salpeter Award from WIN, the Gerard Prize from the SfN, the George A Miller Award from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the Karl Spenser Lashley Prize from the American Philosophical Society, an Honorary Doctorate from Bowdoin College, the 2013 Gruber Prize in Neuroscience and the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. She served on the NIH Director’s BRAIN Working Group.

Professor Marder’s studies in the dynamics of small neural circuits was instrumental in demonstrating that neuronal circuits are not “hard-wired” but can be reconfigured by neuromodulatory neurons and substances. 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. Professor Marder now studies how similar network performance can arise from different sets of underlying network parameters, opening up rigorous studies of the variations in individual brains of normal healthy animals.