David H Hubel

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Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Sep 22, 2013 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1926
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Sep 22, 2013 (87)

About

Known for his research on the brain's visual cortex, he was the 1981 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology. Also an academic, he taught for many years at the Harvard University Medical School.

Before Fame

He earned both his undergraduate degree in physics and his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

Trivia

He and his research partner and fellow Nobel Prize recipient, Torsten Wiesel, studied visual processing by conducting experiments on cats.

Family Life

His marriage to Ruth Izzard resulted in three sons and lasted from 1953 until Izzard's death in February of 2013 (Hubel died of kidney failure just seven months later).

Associated With

He and molecular biologist Walter Gilbert were both early 1980s recipients of the Nobel Prize.