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
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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