2000 Breakthrough: Nobel Prize Awarded for Groundbreaking Research on Memory & Mood

Paul Greengard, Ph.D. and Eric R. Kandel, M.D., Memory and brain experts
Drs. Greengard and Kandel

In 2000, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantees, Paul Greengard, Ph.D. (1992 grant) and Eric R. Kandel, M.D. (1995 grant) were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their important contributions to understanding the molecular changes in the brain that underlie memory and mood. Dr. Kandel’s research has focused on what happens in the brain when memories are formed, while Dr. Greengard’s research focuses on what happens inside a neuron after a signal is received. The results of their studies have provided insight into long-term processes such as mood and memory.

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Watch interview videos with Drs. Kandel and Greengard from Nobelprize.org.

Watch a video of Dr. Kandel's Nobel Prize Lecture.

Watch a video of Dr. Greengard's Nobel Prize Lecture.

Read "A Nobel Laureate on ‘Successful Aging’ - Dr. Eric Kandel’s Epic Search for the Biological Basis of Memory" from The Quarterly, Winter, 2012.