Fischbach, Gerald D.

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Fischbach, Gerald D.

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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]


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Creation in A to M Bernard Becker Medical Library Database, December 19, 2019 4:37 PM




  1. Fischbach, Gerald D. lcnaf n94802019. Molecular neurobiology, 1994:CIP t.p. (Gerald D. Fischbach, Dept. of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical Sch., Boston, Mass.)
  2. Biography, Gerald D. Fischbach - Simons FoundationDate accessed 18 June 2020
  3. Biography, Gerald Fischbach From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Date accessed 18 June 2020

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