Oral Histories

Fibiger, Hans Christian

Biographical Sketch:

Fibiger earned his BSc at the University of Victoria, BC, in 1966, and his PhD at Princeton, New Jersey, in 1970. He came to the UBC in 1972, where he conducted research into the causes of “anhedonia”, or depression. His work shows that a complex of neurons in the midbrain contains the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is a an essential part of the electrochemical process that we experience as pleasure or “reward”. According to international citation indexes, Fibiger is among the 200 most-frequently quoted scientists in the world, in any field. Recipient of 1993 BC Science and Engineering Gold Medal Award in Health Sciences.

Fibiger, Hans Christian
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Interview History:

Dates: 3-Dec
Interviewer: T.Ban



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