Jean-Pierre Changeux#


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Email:changeux 'at' pasteur.fr
Membership Number:63
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:jchangeux
Elected:1988
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1955 École Normale Supérieure, Bachelor's degree
  • 1957 Master's degree (Diplome d'Études Supérieure)
  • 1964 PhD studies at the Pasteur Institute under the direction of Jacques Monod and Francois Jacob.
  • 1965–1966 University of California Berkeley
  • 1967 Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New-York
  • 1972 Unit of Molecular Neurobiology at the Pasteur Institute, where he received a professorship in 1975.
  • 1975 Changeux was elected professor at the Collège de France, chair of Cell Communications, position that he held until 2006

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Pasarow Award for "Extraordinary achievements in neuropsychiatric research", Los Angeles
  • 2008 Neuronal plasticity prize, IPSEN Foundation
  • 2008 CINP Pioneer Award
  • 2007 NAS Award in the Neurosciences from the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2006 Golden Eurydice Award from International Forum of Biophilosophy
  • 2006 Dart/NYU Biotechnology Award in Basic Biotechnology
  • 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science
  • 2002 American Philosophical Society’s Karl Spencer Lashley Award in neuroscience
  • 2001 Balzan Prize for Cognitive Neurosciences
  • 2000 Langley Award for basic research on nicotine and tobacco, Washington
  • 1999 Linus Pauling medal, Stanford, US
  • 1999 Eli Lilly award in preclinical Neuroscience, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
  • 1998 Prize Emanuel Merck in Chemistry, Darmastadt
  • 1997 Prize Jean-Louis Signoret in Neuropsychology, Ipsen Foundation
  • 1997 Great prize of the Foundation for Medical Research, Paris
  • 1996 Max-Delbrück Medal in Molecular Medicine
  • 1994 Sir Hans Krebs medal, FEBS
  • 1994 Goodman and Gilman Award in drug receptor pharmacology
  • 1994 Camillo Golgi medal, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
  • 1993 Thudichum medal, Biochemical Society
  • 1993 Louis-Jeantet prize for Medicine
  • 1992 Science for Art, Prix d'Honneur LVMH
  • 1992 International Prize Amedeo e Frances Herlitzka for Physiological Sciences
  • 1992 Gold-medal of the French CNRS.
  • 1991 Carl-Gustav-Bernhard medal of the Swedish Academy of Science
  • 1990 Bristol-Myers-Squibb prize of the Neurosciences Research Institute.
  • 1988 Rita-Levi-Montalcini prize of the Fidia Foundation
  • 1986 prize F.-O- Schmitt of the Neursosciences Research Institute.
  • 1985 Ciba Geigy Drew Award in Biomedical Research
  • 1983 literacy prize Broquette-Gonin of the French academy for the "l'Homme neuronal"
  • 1982 prize Richard-Lounsbery of the US Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences
  • 1982 Wolf Foundation Prize in Medicine
  • 1978 Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • 1977 Alexandre-Joannidès prize of the French Academy of Sciences



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