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Paul Greengard
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Born (1925-12-11)December 11, 1925
Died April 13, 2019(2019-04-13) (aged 93)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Ursula von Rydingsvard (married, secondly, in 1985)
Children 2 (by his first marriage)
Awards Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2000)
NAS Award in the Neurosciences (1991)
Scientific career
Fields neuroscience
Institutions Rockefeller University

Paul Greengard (December 11, 1925 – April 13, 2019) was an American neuroscientist (neurobiologist), biochemist, and pharmacologist of Jewish descent.

He was best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.

Greengard died on April 13, 2019 in New York City at the age of 93.


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