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CNBC and CMU Biology faculty Aryn Gittis received the Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Award which recognizes creativity and originality in research and aims to promote the success of early career researchers. She accepted the award at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting in San Diego, Nov. 3-7.

Gittis’ research focuses on understanding the dynamics and function of the basal ganglia, teasing apart the precise neural circuitry. The basal ganglia regulates movement and learning. In its press release, the Society for Neuroscience notes “Aryn Gittis… has quickly established herself as an emerging leader in the study of the basal ganglia, an area of the brain involved in, among other things, voluntary movement. In addition to her basic science research, Gittis is working with a team of neurosurgeons at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh to translate her discoveries into new therapeutic interventions for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.”  Read more…