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Eric R. Kandel


ERIC R. KANDEL is University Professor at Columbia University in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia and a Senior Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is also founding Director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University.

He has been honored with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, 1983; the National Medal of Science by President Reagan, 1988; the Gairdner International Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Science, 1987; the Wolf Prize, 1999; the Heineken Prize, 2000; and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with A. Carlson and P. Greengard, 2000).

Dr. Kandel is the author of several books including Cellular Basis of Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neurobiology; The Behavioral Biology of Aplysia; and Memory: From Mind to Molecules (with L. Squire)


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