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An Evening with Neuroscientist Eric Kandel

March 28th, 6:30 p.m., Proshansky Auditorium

Free, reservations required
For more information call 212-817-8215

To launch its new Interdisciplinary Committee for Science Studies, the Graduate Center presents this evening with Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel.

Eric R. Kandel, M.D., is university professor at Columbia, Fred Kavli Professor and director, Kavli Institute for Brain Science, and a senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 2000, which he shared with Paul Greengard and Arvid Carlsson.

At Columbia, Kandel organized the neuroscience curriculum. He is an editor of Principles of Neural Science, the standard textbook in the field. Kandel’s book on the brain for the general public, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, won both the Los Angeles Times and U.S. National Academy of Science Awards for best book in Science and Technology in 2008. A documentary film based on the book, also entitled In Search of Memory, was released in 2010 to critical acclaim.

Kandel has received 18 honorary degrees and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, as well as the National Science Academies of Austria, France, Germany, and Greece. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he has been recognized with the Albert Lasker Award, the Heineken Award of the Netherlands, the Gairdner Award of Canada, the Harvey Prize and the Wolf Prize of Israel, and the U.S. National Medal of Science.

 


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