Gerald D. Fischbach Reprints


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Gerald D. Fischbach Reprints


  • 1969-1983 (Creation)
  • 1969-1983 (Creation)


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(Born 1938)

Biographical history

Gerald D. Fischbach is a neuroscientist who began his research career at the National Institutes of Health, and has taught at Harvard Medical School (1972-1981) and Washington University School of Medicine (1981-1990), and Columbia University (2001-2006). He has served as the director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke from 1998 to 2001, and currently acts as the scientific director of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative. His research focuses on the formation and function of the neuromuscular junction, using cell culture to study synaptic mechanisms. Fischbach received his medical degree from Cornell University in 1965.

Fischbach is married to Ruth L. Fischbach, who currently serves as a Professor of Bioethics in Psychiatry at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. They have four children.[4]

Scope and content

Reprints of 54 scientific papers of Fischbach published between 1969 and 1983. Fischbach's research has centered on the formation and maintenance of synapses, the junctions between nerve cells and their targets through which information is transferred, and specifically the neuromuscular junction.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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