Eppendorf 2015 Grand Prize Winner

Shigeki Watanabe

Shigeki Watanabe

Shigeki Watanabe

The author of the prize-winning essay, Shigeki Watanabe, received his undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from University of Utah. For his Ph.D. and postdoctoral work, he has been studying the mechanisms underlying synaptic vesicle cycle in Caenorhabditis elegans neuromuscular junctions and mouse hippocampal neurons. In January 2016, he will begin his own laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, where he will study the membrane and protein dynamics that mediate synaptic plasticity.