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Mriganka Sur is Newton Professor in Neuroscience and Head of Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
Mriganka Sur has received numerous awards and honors, including the Charles Judson Herrick Award from the American Association of Anatomists (1983), the A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1985), the McKnight Neuroscience Development Award (1988), the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award (1989), and the School of Science Prize for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2000).
Sur graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur in 1974 with a Bachelor of Technology degree. He received an M.S. (1975) and Ph.D. (1978) from Vanderbilt University. After doing postdoctoral research at SUNY Stony Brook and a faculty appointment at Yale University School of Medicine, Sur joined the faculty of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in 1986. He was named full Professor in 1993, associate department head in 1994, and head in 1997.
The Brain and Mind
as author at MIT World Series: Fundamentals of the Brain and Mind: A Short Course in Neuroscience,
Introduction/Overview of Brain Disorders
as author at MIT World Series: MIT's Brains on Brains,
together with: Susan Hockfield,