Eric R. Kandel
Prof. Dr. Eric R. Kandel

Psychiatrie und Neurobiologie, Nobelpreisträger 2000
Columbia University, New York

20.12.2004, Radical Reductionism in Art and Science
20.12.2004, Video-Vortrag: Radical Reductionism in Art and Science

Curriculum vitae

Eric R. Kandel, University Professor of Physiology and Cell Biophysics, Psychiatry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University.


He was born in Vienna, Austria in 1929 and emigrated to the United States with his family in 1939. Educated at Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine, his research career began at the National Institute of Mental Health, where he studied mammalian brain neurophysiology with Wade Marshall. After completing his residency in clinical psychiatry, Professor Kandel then began work as a staff psychiatrist at Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston while continuing research and teaching at Harvard Medical School.


In 1965, he was appointed associate professor in the Departments of Physiology and Psychiatry at his alma mater, New York University Medical School, and was promoted to full professor in 1968. Eric Kandel came to Columbia University in 1974 as Professor of Physiology and Psychiatry, beginning his directorship of the newly formed Center for Neurobiology and Behavior shortly thereafter. He became University Professor in 1983 and a Hughes Senior Investigator in 1984.


In 2000 he won the Nobel Prize for Medicine together with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard for their contributions to the field of neuroscience.


He is a member of both the National Academy of Science and American Philosophical Society and a winner of the National Medal of Science.


Homepage: Columbia University, New York


  • Bartsch D., Ghirardi M., Casadio A., Giustetto M., Karl K.A., Zhu H. and Kandel E.R. (2000). Enhancement of memory-related long-term facilitation by ApAF, a novel transcription factor that acts downstream from both CREB1 and CREB2. Cell, 103: 595-608.
  • Small S.A., Wu E.X., Bartch D., Perera G.M., Lacefield C.O., DeLaPaz R., Mayeux R., Stern Y., and Kandel E.R. (2000). Imaging physiologic dysfunction of individual hippocampal subregions in humans and genetically modified mice. Neuron, 28: 653-664.
  • Casadio A., Martin K.C., Giustetto M., Zhu H., Chen M., Bartch D., Bailey C.H., and Kandel E.R. (1999). A transient neuron-wide form of CREB-mediated long-term facilitation can be stabilized at specific synapses by local protein synthesis. Cell, 99: 221-237.

Letzte Änderung: 15.01.2006