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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Roger W. Sperry

Title:

Board of Trustees Professor of Psychobiology

Affiliation:

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena, California 91125 USA

Gender:

Male

Year Deceased:

1994

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

1989

Citation:

"For his work on neurospecificity which showed how the intricate brain networks for behavior are effected through a system of chemical coding of individual cells, which has made fundamental contributions to the understanding of human nature."

Presented to Dr. Sperry's son, Mr. Glen Sperry, by President Bush at a White House Ceremony on October 18, 1989.

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1981

 

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