Congratulations to psychology professor Rae Silver on receiving the prestigious 2015 Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award. This honor, presented by the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology (SBN), is given annually to a society member in recognition of distinguished scholarship and a record of mentorship of future scientists.
Jeff French, chair of the SBN awards committee, writes that Prof. Silver has “shaped a generation of students of behavioral neuroendocrinology at all levels, from beginning undergraduates at Columbia and Barnard, to seasoned postdoctoral associates.”
Prof. Silver, the Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural & Physical Sciences and the head of the Silver Neurobiology Laboratory, joined Barnard’s faculty in 1976. She has taught courses in quantitative reasoning, neuroscience, and psychology. Her two research areas focus on sleep-wake cycles and their neural bases, and on immune–nervous system interactions in the brain.