Biography of a Nobel Laureate
Paul Greengard, Ph.D., Director of the Michael Stern Parkinson’s Research Foundation, is the Vincent Astor Professor and head of The Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. He is also a Vice President with the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. An internationally acclaimed neuroscientist, Dr. Greengard’s discoveries have provided a conceptual framework for understanding how the nervous system functions at the molecular level – work that earned him the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, the highest honor paid to medical researchers.Dr. Greengard is a member of The National Academy of Science and has received more than fifty major awards and honors for his groundbreaking research, including the Society for Neuroscience’s Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience; the National Academy of Sciences Award in Neuroscience; the 1997 Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Health; the 1996 Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research, and numerous named lectures and visiting professorships. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and carried out postdoctoral studies at the University of London, Cambridge University and the National Institute for Medical Research in London. He was the Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at Yale University prior to joining The Rockefeller University in 1983 to assume his present position. Dr. Greengard was named the Founding Director of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease in 1994.
Per Svenningsson, Ph.D.
Dr. Svenningsson is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and a Research Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Svenningsson received his Ph.D. in 1998 and his M.D. in 1996 both from the Karolinska Institute.