Neurologist Awarded $3 Million Life Sciences Breakthrough Award

Neuroscience faculty member, Dr. Mahlon R. DeLong, is one of six recipients of the 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. The $3 million award recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life.

DeLong was recognized in a ceremony Dec. 12 in Mountain View, Calif., for defining and characterizing the circuits in the brain that malfunction in Parkinson’s disease. This scientific foundation underlies the circuit-based treatment of Parkinson’s disease by ablation and deep brain stimulation. 

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