Nobel Prize-Winner Paul Greengard ’48 Dies
Nobel Prize-winner Paul Greengard ’48, a neuroscientist whose study of brain cell messaging opened new pathways to studying psychological diseases, died at the age of 93 on April 13. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he came to Hamilton where he graduated with honors in physics and mathematics. Greengard received his Doctor of Philosophy in 1953 from Johns Hopkins University.
In 2000, he shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Dr. Arvid Carlsson of Sweden and Dr. Eric R. Kandel of the United States for independent discoveries related to the ways brain cells relay messages about movement, memory, and mental states. Greengard received many awards throughout his long career including being featured in Chemical & Engineering News as an active researcher past the age of 90. In 2001 he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science of Hamilton College.