Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
PROFESSOR ARNOLD R. KRIEGSTEIN is the director of the Institute for Regeneration Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He gained his bachelor's degree in biology from Yale University in 1971 and then proceeded to New York University, where he gained his master's of science degree in physiology in 1974. He then worked on his doctoral thesis on physiology and completed his medical degree at New York University, graduating with both in 1977. His doctoral thesis was “Development of Sea Hare, Aplysia californica,” a 68—page work in which Kriegstein managed to study in detail the development of the nervous system of the A. californica , which led to an article, “Development of the Nervous System of Aplysia californica,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 1977. This in turn led to Krieg—stein's interest in the human nervous system and the problems that arose when From ...