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NIH Alumnus Rinzel Honored

Dr. Rinzel

Dr. John Rinzel

Former NIH senior investigator Dr. John Rinzel was awarded the Israel Brain Technologies Mathematical Neuroscience Award recently for his “pioneering role in the application of mathematical systems to neural systems” ( Rinzel helped establish the field of mathematical and computational neuroscience during his career as a research mathematician and member of the Public Health Service in NIDDK from 1975 to 1997. He was chief of NIDDK’s Mathematical Research Branch (now called the Laboratory of Biological Modeling) from 1981 until he left to become a professor in the Center for Neural Science and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University in 1997.  

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