2016: McKnight Award for Neuroscience Research

2015: Pisart Award for Vision Research

2010: Career Development Award, Society for Neuroscience

2010: NSF Career Award

2009: NIH New Innovator Award

2007: Klingenstein Fund Award

2002: Milton and Francis Clauser Doctoral Prize (awarded to the Ph.D. candidate whose research is judged to exhibit the greatest degree of originality as evidenced by its potential for opening up new avenues of human thought and endeavor as well as by the ingenuity with which it has been carried out).

2002: Lawrence L. and Audrey W. Ferguson Prize (awarded to the graduating Ph.D. candidate in biology who has produced the outstanding Ph.D. thesis for the past year).

2000: Everhart Distinguished Graduate Student Lecturer Award (awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated exemplary presentation ability and graduate research). Caltech. Imagery neurons in the human brain.

1997: Argentine Chemistry Association Honor Award.

1995: A. Luna Honor Award. Dow Chemical Company.

1994: Outstanding Youth Award. Buenos Aires Stock Exchange Foundation.

1990: Sub-champion. National Math Olympics. Argentina. (high-school)

1984: Metropolitan Chess Champion. Buenos Aires. Argentina. (category: below 15)