May-Britt Moser is interested in the neural basis of cognition, with a focus on space, time and memory. Her work, conducted in collaboration with Edvard Moser, includes the discovery of grid cells and other location-coding cells. With the Mosers' participation in the recent development of technologies for monitoring and perturbing activity in thousands of functionally identifiable neurons during behaviour, the Mosers have more recently turned their attention to the mechanisms by which space, time and memory are encoded in large neural populations.
May-Britt Moser received her initial training at the University of Oslo under the supervision of Per Andersen. She received postdoctoral training in the U.K. with Richard Morris and John O'Keefe. In 1996 she accepted a faculty position at NTNU, where she became a professor in 2000. With Edvard Moser she founded the Centre for the Biology of Memory in 2002, the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in 2007, the Centre for Neural Computation in 2013, and the Centre for Algorithms in the Cortex in 2023. The Mosers have received numerous awards, including the 2014 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
Professor of Neuroscience, Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, Norwegian University Of Science and Technology
Interest and expertise
Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
Behavioural neuroscience, Experimental psychology, Physiology incl biophysics of cells (non-clinical)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
For their discoveries of cells that constitute a positioning system in the brain