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Buffalo, associate professor of physiology and biophysics and the chief of the Neuroscience Division of the Washington National Primate Research Center, will receive $300,000 for her project, Neural Dynamics of Memory and Cognition in the Primate Hippocampal Formation.

The McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders awards encourage collaboration between basic and clinical neuroscience to translate laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health. They support studies of genes, genetic mutations, and areas of the brain involved in memory formation and neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder.