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Awardee of the 2024 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

The Japan Neuroscience Society here extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Shawn Sorrells of the 2024 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience.
Dr. Shawn Sorrells
Shawn Sorrells, PhD
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Neuroscience
Assistant Professor

Comment on receiving the Altman Award

Submitted articles
Alderman P. J., Saxon D., Torrijos-Saiz L.I., Sharief M., Page C.E., Baroudi J.K., Biagiotti S.W., Melamed A., Kuo C.T., Garcia-Verdugo J.M., Herranz-Perez V., Corbin J.G., Sorrells S.F. Delayed maturation and migration of excitatory neurons in the juvenile mouse paralaminar amygdala. Neuron 112, 574–592.e10. (2024).
Nascimento, M. A., Biagiotti S.W., Herranz-Pérez V., Santiago, S.L., Bueno R., Ye C.J., Abel T., Zhang Z., Rubio-Moll J.S., Kriegstein A.R., Yang Z.Y., Garcia-Verdugo J.M., Huang E.J., Alvarez-Buylla A.*, Sorrells S.F.* Protracted neuronal recruitment in the temporal lobes of young children. Nature 626, 1056–1065. (2024). *equal contributions
Sorrells S.F.*, Paredes M.F.*, Cebrian-Silla A., Sandoval K., Qi D., Kelley K.W., James D., Mayer S., Chang J., Auguste K.I., Chang E.F., Gutierrez A.J., Kriegstein A.R., Mathern G.W., Oldham M.C., Huang E.J., Garcia-Verdugo J.M., Yang Z., Alvarez-Buylla A. Human hippocampal neurogenesis drops sharply in children to undetectable levels in adults. Nature. Mar 15;555(7696):377-381. (2018). *equal contributions
The award ceremony and the lecture at NEURO2024
The award ceremony and lecture will be held at NEURO2024 in Fukuoka, Japan, from July 24 to July 27, 2024.
Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience
On April 19, 2016, Dr. Joseph Altman, who discovered neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain and received the International Prize for Biology from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, passed away. Dr. Shirley A. Bayer, Dr. Altman’s widow who conducted research with him for over 30 years, offered to make a donation to the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) with the goal of instituting an award in developmental neuroscience. Accordingly, after discussion in a JNS special committee, the Board of Directors of JNS, at the Board meeting on July 19, 2016, decided that JNS would establish and administer the Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience.