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Featured Author: Gyorgy Buzsaki
Gyorgy Buzsaki was born 24 November 1949, in Kaposvár, Hungary. He completed his M.D in 1974 at the University of Pecs in Hungary, and obtained his PhD. in neuroscience under the supervision of Endre Grastyan from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. Thereafter, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Texas in San Antonio and at the University of Western Ontario. He was appointed Assistant/Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Physiology, University of Pecs, where he remained until 1988. He was then an Associate Professor in residence at the University of California, San Diego. He then moved to the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University in Newark as Professor I (until 1995), was appointed Professor II (until 2003) where he is currently the Board of Governors Professor.
Dr. Buzsaki has won numerous accolades in recognition of his contribution to neuroscience. Notably,
- Science Achievement Award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1986
- The "F. Bottazzi Lecture", Annual Meeting of the Italian Physiological Society, Sorrento, Italy, 1991
- The 35th "Swammerdam Lecture", Dutch Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991
- The "Moruzzi Lecture" , Invited Plenary Speaker, European Neuroscience Meeting, Strasbourg, France, 1996
- The Pierre Gloor Award, American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, 1997
- Krieg Cortical Discoverer Award, The Cajal Club, American Association of Anatomists, 2001
In addition to being on the editorial boards of several journals including Neuron, Hippocampus, Eplielsia, The Thalamus etc. Dr. Buzsaki is regularly invited to deliver keynote addresses all around the globe. He is also the author of numerous scientific articles, and the popular book "Rhythms of the Brain", published by Oxford University Press.
Dr. Buzsaki's lab focusses on how neuronal circuitries of the brain support it's cognitive capacities, to provide rational, mechanistic explanations of cognitive functions at a descriptive level. To know more about Dr. Buzsaki's work, visit http://osiris.rutgers.edu/frontmid/indexmid.html
- Neural Inhibition,Scholarpedia, 2(9):3286 (2007)
- Brain rhythms
(Author profile by Srikanth Ramaswamy)