Gyorgy Buzsaki elected to the National Academy of Sciences

György Buzsáki, MD, PhD, Biggs Professor of Neuroscience, was among 84 new members recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for scientists.  The full list of the new members and foreign associates elected to the NAS this year can be found on the NAS website. The NAS was established by an Act of Congress and approved by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 as a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. The current 2,290 active members and 475 foreign associates were elected by their peers for scientific excellence and contributions to research.

The Buzsáki lab has made significant contributions to our understanding of the importance of brain oscillations, especially those of the hippocampus and corresponding structures, in information coding and behavior.  The technology he has developed, his commitment to training and collaboration, and his work establishing data sharing standards continue to have a broad impact on the field.

Read the Spotlight on Science article about Dr. Buzsaki's achievement on the NYU School of Medicine Research page.