Michael J. Zigmond is
Professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine. Zigmond received his undergraduate degree from Carnegie Institute of
Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in chemical engineering in 1963. He
then was trained in neuroscience at the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1968) and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the faculty at the
University of Pittsburgh in 1970. He currently co-directs the university's
program in Parkinson's disease and related disorders.
Zigmond is the Program Director of an NINDS-sponsored Program Project
Grant on basal ganglia and Parkinsonism and is the recipient of a MERIT award
from NIMH for his work on the neurochemical effects of acute and chronic stress.
He also serves on the editorial board of several journals, served as secretary
of the Society for Neuroscience from 1994 to 1996, and is an active member of
the advisory board of the Society of Neuroscientists of Africa.
Zigmond has been involved in interdisciplinary training in neuroscience
for some time. He served as the first director of training for the University's
Center of Neuroscience (1983-1989) and has been the director of an NIMH-supported
training grant since 1984. In 1990-91, he served as president of the Association
of Neuroscience Departments and Programs. In 1996, he was appointed to the
faculty of the University's School of Education.
Zigmond MJ. When it comes to
communications between neurons, synapses are over-rated: Insights from an animal
model of parkinsonism. Progress in Brain Research, 125: 317-326,
Zigmond MJ, Fischer, BA. Beyond
fabrication and plagiarism: The little murders of everyday science,
Science Engineering Ethics, 8:229-234, 2002.
Zigmond, Michael J. et al. (Eds.). Fundamental
Neuroscience. Academic Press: 1999.
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