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May-Britt Moser

May-Britt Moser is a Norwegian psychologist and neuroscientist, professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She and her then-husband Edvard Moser shared half of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded for work involving reticular cells in the intestinal cortex, as well as certain types of macrophages. An additional spatial area in the same circuit creates the navigation system in the brain. Together with Edvard Moser, she founded the Moser Research Environment at NTNU, which they led. Since 2012, she has headed the Center for Neural Computation.

Born January 04, 1963, Fosnavåg, Norway
Residence Trondheim, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Fields Neuroscience, Psychology
Institutions Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University of Edinburgh
Alma mater University of Oslo
Known for Grid cells, Neurons
Notable awards Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine (2011), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2014)
Spouse Edvard Moser (1985–2016)
Children 2

About May-Britt Moser

Norwegian neuroscientist whose pioneering brain research earned her the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. She became the Director of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory in 2007.

May-Britt Moser before fame

She earned her PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Oslo in 1995.

Achievement of May-Britt Moser

She received the Madame Beyer Best Female Boss Award in 2013.

May-Britt Moser family life

She shared the Nobel Prize with her husband, fellow neuroscientist Edvard Moser.

Associations of May-Britt Moser

She and Australian-American biologist Elizabeth Blackburn are both recipients of the Noble Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Latest information about May-Britt Moser updated on July 18 2021.