Levitz Awarded the Nemko Prize

Joshua Levitz, a ​recent Biophysics Graduate Program PhD from Professor Ehud Isacoff's Lab in the MCB Department of at the University of California, Berkeley, has been recognized by the Society for Neuroscience with the 2015 Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience.

This prize acknowledges the achievements of a young scientist in recognition of an outstanding PhD thesis advancing understanding of molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms underlying brain function. For his PhD thesis, Levitz developed a new optical approach to study the neurotransmitter-activated G protein-coupled receptors at synaptic connections between neurons in the mammalian brain.