Michael Meaney won the 2012 Fondation IPSEN International Prize in Neuronal Plasticity. The judges found Michael Meaney’s work in the area of epigenetics and brain function outstanding. The honor is shared with two other prominent scientists, Dr. David Sweat of Birmingham, AL and Dr. Catherine Dulac of Cambridge, MA.

The Fondation IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity prize is awarded to researchers in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of neuronal plasticity: development, synaptogenesis, aging, regeneration, grafts, growth factors, etc. The ambition of Fondation IPSEN is to identify emerging knowledge and new paradigms and to foster the most promising interconnections between domains that have not previously been communicated.