Silvia Arber is Professor of Neurobiology at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel and Senior Investigator at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. Her research is focused on neuronal circuits controlling motor behavior. Arber studied biology at the Biozentrum and graduated in the laboratory of Pico Caroni at the FMI in 1995. After a postdoc in Thomas Jessell’s laboratory at Columbia University, she established her independent research group at the Biozentrum and the FMI in 2000. She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the National Latsis Prize (2003), the Schellenberg Prize and the Friedrich Miescher Award (2008), the Otto Naegeli Prize (2014), and the Premio Remedios Caro Almela (2015).
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