March 22, 2006

Columbia University Gets $200M for Neuroscience Center

Columbia University (in New York city) announced Monday that it has received a record $200 million from the widow of a distinguished graduate and will use the money to build a research center devoted to the study of the brain.

The Jerome L. Greene Science Center will study such disorders as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, autism, dementia and schizophrenia. It will be led by neurobiologist Thomas Jessell and Nobel laureates Richard Axel and Eric Kandel.

Greene, who graduated from Columbia College in 1926 and from the university's law school in 1928, was a lawyer and real estate investor. He died in 1999.


Discover has an article and Map on this work. I would like to have more information on this.

Posted by: Wendy Hughes at November 11, 2007 05:38 AM

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