May-Britt Moser, Ph.D.

May-Britt MoserMay-Britt Moser, Ph.D., is co-director and a founder of the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Norway, as well as director of the Centre for Neural Computation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her work, conducted with Edvard Moser as a long-term collaborator, includes the discovery of grid cells in the entorhinal cortex, which provides the first clues to a neural mechanism for the metric of spatial mapping. In 2013, she, her husband, and mentor John O’Keefe were awarded Columbia University’s Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for discoveries that have illuminated how the brain calculates location and navigation. She is a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. She was awarded a Ph.D. in neurophysiology from the University of Oslo in 1995.