John O'Keefe

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Birthday
18, 1939
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
18, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
New York

About

British-American neuroscientist who won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in the field of human memory. He began serving as a professor at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and the Department of Anatomy at University College London in 1987.

Before Fame

He was born in New York City and earned his PhD from McGill University in Montreal.

Trivia

He is the first director of the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behavior.

Family Life

Both of his parents were Irish immigrants to the United States.

Associated With

He and English geneticist Paul Nurse are both recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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