PhD graduate wins UK neuroscience prize
29 November 2006
Karen Luyt, a recent Bristol PhD graduate, has won the 2006 British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Postgraduate Prize for the year’s best neuroscience thesis.
Karen Luyt, a recent PhD graduate from the Department of Anatomy, has been awarded the 2006 British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Postgraduate Prize for the year’s best neuroscience thesis in the UK.
Dr Luyt carried out her research in the MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, and her thesis supervisor was Professor Elek Molnar. The Prize includes £500 and the opportunity to write an article for the BNA Bulletin.
Dr Luyt is a consultant in neonatal medicine at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol, as part of the Neonatal Neurology team.The team's work involves caring for babies born prematurely and hence at high risk of brain damage and permanent disability. She is also Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University.
You can find more information on Dr Luyt's award at the Bristol Neuroscience website.