Genevieve Rayner wins 2016 Grass Young Investigator Award

Congratulations go to Dr Genevieve Rayner, who was recently recognised as a winner of the 2016 Grass Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society and the Scientific Program Committee. This award recognizes and honours eight outstanding young investigators conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience related to epilepsy.

Genevieve won the award whilst studying her PhD at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. Her abstract, titled “Mechanisms of memory impairment in epilepsy depend on age at disease onset”, was selected from over 1,100 submissions for this honour.


  • Dr Genevieve Rayner
    Dr Genevieve Rayner is a clinical neuropsychologist and early career researcher with expertise in cognitive and affective neuroscience; chiefly, in how alterations to cognition-related brain networks are linked to the symptoms of psychopathology and to processes of psychological adjustment. She is a postdoctoral fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, as well as an Honorary Fellow in the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Melbourne.