Mark E. Nelson served as the Associate Director for Student Affairs and the NSP Liason for the SfN Chapter in Champaign. Mark was honored at the End of Year Awards and Recognition Reception on April 30th with a small glass trophy in thanks for his time and service as well as in acknowledgment of his upcoming retirement. After 28 years at the University of Illinois, Mark will be moving on to spend time in another place he loves to be, nature. He will be hiking the trails out west.
Mark is honored with a feature on Beckman Institute's website titled, "Nelson's Research Demonstrates's Philosophy, Success of Interdisciplinary Approach." He and his work embodies the Neuroscience Program's spirit and philosophy. He will be missed.