Christine Holt received the The Ferrier Medal and Lecture 2017 from the Royal Society for pioneering understanding of the key molecular mechanisms involved in nerve growth, guidance and targeting which has revolutionised our knowledge of growing axon tips. She is the first female to be awarded this medal.
The lectureship, which is accompanied by a medal and a gift of £2,000, will be awarded in March 2017.
The lectureship was created in memory of the neurologist and psychologist David Ferrier FRS, and was first awarded in 1928. It is given triennially “on a subject related to the advancement of natural knowledge on the structure and function of the nervous system.”