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