Oral Histories

Axelrod, Julius

Biographical Sketch:

The Nobel Committee honored Julius Axelrod for his work on the release and reuptake of catecholamine neurotransmitters, a class of chemicals in the brain that include epinephrine, norepinephrine, and, as was later discovered, dopamine. Axelrod also made major contributions to the understanding of the pineal gland and how it is regulated during the sleep-wake cycle.He obtained his B. Sc. in 1933 at the College of the City of New York, M. A. in 1941 at New York University, and Ph. D. in 1955 from the George Washington University.

Axelrod, Julius
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Interview History:

Dates: Apr-97
Interviewer: L.Hollister



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