Eric Kandel

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Date of Birth November 7, 1929
Place of Birth Austria
Age 91 years old
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Eric Kandel

Eric Richard Kandel is an Austrian-American medical doctor who specialized in psychiatry, a neuroscientist and a 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.

Born: Eric Richard Kandel, November 7, 1929, Vienna, Austria
Fields: Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience
Institutions: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Alma mater: Harvard College, New York University School of Medicine
Notable students: James H Schwartz, Tom Carew, Kelsey C. Martin, Priya Rajasethupathy
Known for: Physiology of learning and memory
Notable awards: Dickson Prize (1983), Lasker Award (1983), National Medal of Science (1988), Harvey Prize (1993), Wolf Prize in Medicine (1999), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2000)
Children: 2
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About Eric Kandel

Nominated for a Nobel Prize in Physiology for his work in neuroscience and analysis.

Before Fame

He attended New York University Medical School.


He wrote the book I Search Of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, which focused on his life and research.

Family Life

He and his wife Denise Bystryn took up a residence in New York, where he taught at Columbia University.


He founded the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute at Columbia.

Information related to Eric Kandel

  • Austrian neuroscientists
  • Austrian Nobel laureates
  • Recipients of the Grand Decoration with Star for Services to the Republic of Austria
  • Austrian psychiatrists
  • Wolf Prize in Medicine laureates
  • Memory researchers
  • Columbia Medical School faculty
  • Winners of the Heineken Prize
  • Austrian biophysicists
  • Yeshiva of Flatbush alumni
  • Cognitive neuroscientists
  • New York University School of Medicine alumni
  • Erasmus Hall High School alumni
  • Recipients of the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art
  • Recipients of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • Scientists from Vienna
  • Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine
  • Howard Hughes Medical Investigators
  • Jews from Galicia (Eastern Europe)
  • American Nobel laureates
  • National Medal of Science laureates
  • Recipients of the Pour le Mérite (civil class)
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