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The Cajal Club is pleased to announce that Mary Beth Hatten was selected as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Max Cowan Award, presented by the Journal of Comparative Neurology and Wiley Publishers. The Cowan Award is given in odd-numbered years to a neuroscientist for outstanding work in neural development.

The Cajal Club is also delighted to announce this years Krieg Cortical Kudos Awardees:

Discoverer: Jeffrey Macklis 

Explorer: Maria Lehtinen

Scholar: Marc Coutanche

Please join us for the award presentations and other great events at the Cajal Club Social to be held Sunday night at SFN 2015 in Chicago.

The 2015 Annual Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 17,
Please come to hear the latest activities planned by your Officers and Board members.
Also, bring any proposals for future meetings or activities.
The Cajal Club Social will be held Sunday night, October 18 from 6:45 to
8:45PM (room to be announced).


The Cajal Club was founded in 1947 with three main goals in mind:


·       To provide an opportunity for neuroscientists with special interests in the structure and function of the nervous system to confraternize

·       To contribute to the welfare of neuroanatomy (structural neuroscience) and neuroanatomists

·       To revere the founder of modern neuroscience, Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

Toward these ends, the Cajal Club now sponsors:

·     A major social event and dinner at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

·     Outstanding international symposia (for example, Mardid, Stockholm, Querétaro, Pavia, Barcelona, Crete)

·     The annual Krieg Cortical Kudos Awards for senior, midlevel, and young researchers, with major cas prizes

·      Krieg Lifetime Achievement awards, with a special medal (King Carlos I of Spain and Constantino Sotelo, Pablo Rudomin, Anders Björklund, Ricardo Miledi, Rita Levi-Montalcini, Pasko Rakic and Paul Allen, Tomas Hökfelt)

·     The prestigious annual Pinckney J. Harman Memorial Lecture



 Recent Cajal Club News 

The Cajal Club is pleased to announce Arturo Alvarez-Buylla was elected our next President-elect (Nissl Body)




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Image from the 1952 Cajal Club Meeting

Enlargement of the above picture showing (at center, from left to right) Wendell J. Krieg, Rafael Lorente De No and Pinckney J. Harman


                                   Past Meetings  
2011 - The Cajal Club sponsored the always popular Cortical Development meeting in Crete.

2009 -The Cajal Club held a very successful International Meeting, entitled "Camillo Golgi and Modern Neuroscience". The meeting took place at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of General Pathology “Camillo Golgi”, Palazzo Botta, University of Pavia, Italy, from September 29 – October 1, 2009. The symposium featured several talks on Golgi's great discoveries. In addition the Krieg Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Nobel Prize Laureate Rita Levi-Montalcini by our former President, Larry Swanson.
Special thanks go to Marina Bentivoglio, Paolo Mazzarello, Gordon Shepherd and Edward Jones. Please see the Pavia 2009 link for pictures from the meeting in Pavia.

Click here to view events from Cajal Club at Fens in Barcelona, 2012.

Click here to see photos from SFN 2010 in San Diego

Click here to view pictures from the Seattle meeting.

Please see the Pavia 2009 link for pictures from the meeting in Pavia.

Click here to see photos from the SFN 2009 Cajal Club Social

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