Eric R. Kandel

Eric Kandel
Eric R. Kandel
Recipient, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2002; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University; Author, The Age of Insight; In Search of Memory

ERIC R. KANDEL, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with A. Carlson and P. Greengard, 2000) 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.

Dr. Kandel is the author of several books including Cellular Basis of Behavior: An Introduction to Behavioral Neurobiology;The Behavioral Biology of Aplysia; Memory: From Mind to Molecules (with L. Squire); In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind; and The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present.