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Tribute to Dr. Thomas J. Walsh

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On May 12, 2000 the scientific community lost a great researcher and outstanding teacher. Dr. Thomas J. Walsh died at age 47 of a heart attack. Tom was a friend, colleague, and mentor to both of us. Dr. Emerich obtained his Ph.D. in 1990 under the guidance of Tom, and Heather Salzberg was fortunate to have Tom serve as a committee member for her masters thesis. Tom had a 20-year research career that focused on the neuropharmacology and neurophysiology of degenerative CNS diseases. His studies delved into the development of animal models of human disease so that we could develop a greater understanding of the behavioral and neurobiological underpinnings of those diseases. His work, more recently, was aligned with efforts to develop novel therapeutic strategies, including cellular transplantation, for treating intractable human conditions.

Document Type: Miscellaneous


Affiliations: Department of Neuroscience, Alkermes, Inc., 64 Sidney Street, Cambridge MA 02139

Publication date: 2001-02-01

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