Sleep Research Society honours MNI's Jones

Dr. Barbara Jones recently received the 2009 Distinguished Scientist Award, the highest honour presented by the Sleep Research Society (SRS) for original and sustained contributions. Dr. Jones, a professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and a researcher at the Montreal Nuerological Institute since 1977, studies the chemical neurotransmitters, anatomical projections and physiology of the neurons that stimulate and maintain a waking state, and the neurons that promote sleep. The SRS also recognized Dr. Jones as a Significant Early Contributor to the field of modern sleep research and sleep medicine