Pioneering Neuroscientist and Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard Dies at 93,, April 14, 2019

Neurobiologist Paul Greengard, whose career spanned seven decades, joined the faculty of Rockefeller University in 1983 where he was Vincent Astor Professor and director of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research. He died of an apparent heart attack on April 13. Greengard revolutionized the understanding of how cells communicate with each other, and contributed to major advances in the treatment of a broad range of neurological and psychiatric diseases, leading the way to the development of entirely new classes of drugs to treat them. Read more.


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