Jeffrey D. Blaustein, professor emeritus of psychological and brain sciences, has been named this year’s winner of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology’s Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award.
He was cited for “a career of eminent scholarship in behavioral neuroendocrinology and a record of outstanding mentorship of future scientists.”
Blaustein, who holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from UMass Amherst, studies the cellular processes by which estrogens and progestins act in the brain to influence behavior, mental health and cognitive function.
He is a past president of the Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology and served as associate editor and editor-in-chief of Endocrinology and associate editor of Hormones and Behavior.
At UMass Amherst, he was a member of the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies and the Neuroscience and Behavior Program. He is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Medal, a Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship, a Convocation Research and Creativity Award and a Distinguished Alumni Award.
He was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014.