Eric Kandel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Eric Kandel

American neuropsychiatrist

Date of Birth: 07-Nov-1929

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Profession: psychiatrist, psychologist, neurologist, university teacher, biochemist, neuroscientist, biophysicist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Eric Kandel

  • Eric Richard Kandel (German: ['kand?l]; born November 7, 1929) is an Austrian-American medical doctor who specialized in Psychiatry, a neuroscientist and a University Professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.
  • He was a recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons.
  • He shared the prize with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard. He is a Senior Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • He was also the founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, which is now the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University.
  • He currently serves on the Scientific Council of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
  • Kandel's popularized account chronicling his life and research, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, was awarded the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology.

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