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NINDS, NIMH To Host Kopin Memorial Symposium, July 26

Illustration of Dr. Irwin J. Kopin
Dr. Irwin J. Kopin

NINDS and NIMH will host a symposium on Thursday, July 26 at Natcher Conference Center: “Catecholamine Research: The Enduring Impact of Irv Kopin” is a 1-day memorial event honoring the late Dr. Irwin J. Kopin. He was a scientist emeritus, former chief of NIMH’s Laboratory of Clinical Sciences and retired NINDS scientific director. His groundbreaking research on the characteristics and metabolism of catecholamines—hormones made by the adrenal glands that include epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine and dopamine—provided the backbone for major advances in neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The symposium will feature a series of state-of-the-art lectures by world authorities in the catecholamine research field and a poster session that will provide a unique opportunity for multiple generations of catecholamine researchers to meet and interact in a collegial setting. Interested NIH scientists should send poster abstracts to Dr. David Goldstein at Visit to learn more and register.

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