The Brain’s Secrets
Ann Graybiel PhD ’71, Faculty
Graybiel has revolutionized our understanding of the functional anatomy and physiology of the brain. Working on the cutting edge of approaches and methods for studying the brain, she revealed that the basal ganglia, a large forebrain region, has a key role in many brain activities, with broad implications for disorders from Tourette Syndrome to Parkinson’s. An Institute Professor, Graybiel received the National Medal of Science in 2002.