Gallo Receives Early Career Investigator Award
December 17, 2013
by Chris Cameron
Dr. David Gallo of the University of Chicago Department of Psychology (pictured, center) received the FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award during the Psychonomic Society annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 14-17, 2013. The award was presented by Dr. Reed Hunt (left), past chair and member of the Psychonomic Society Governing Board and Dr. Helene Intraub (right), Chair of the Psychonomic Society Governing Board.
The award honors early career scientists in FABBS member societies. Five investigators received awards this year at their respective society meetings. The FABBS Foundation’s Early Career Investigator Award recognizes scientists who are within ten years of receiving the PhD and have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
Dr. Gallo is the director of the Memory Research Laboratory at the University of Chicago, where he has been on faculty since 2005. His research focuses on the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we actively — and sometimes inaccurately — reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes.