Neuropsychiatrist and Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine
Eric Kandel is Kavli Professor and University Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and a senior investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2000 for his research on the molecular mechanisms of learning and memory.
The founding director of the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior at Columbia, Kandel has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, among them the 1999 Wolf Prize, the 1983 Lasker Award, and the 1988 National Medal of Science. In 2006, he published In Search of Memory, a book for the general public describing his research into the neural mechanism of memory, which received that year’s Los Angeles Times Book Award for Science and Technology and the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award for Science Book of the Year.