Lawrence Kruger, Ph.D.


Emeritus Distinguished Professor , Neurobiology

Emeritus Member, Brain Research Institute

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Work Phone Number: 310-825-9572

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Los Angeles, CA 90095


Pain endings and their molecular properties The principal aim of my laboratory program was focused on the characterization of visceral pain endings and the results of the final morphological (electron microscopy) studies of physiologically characterized 'nociceptor' endings were publiched in 2003, the culmination of an NIH grant of 34 years duration with two successive Jacob Javits Investigator awards. While closing my laboratory I was appointed Chair of the History Committee of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and was awarded a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for constructing a "recent history" website for neuroscience which can be found as "WReN" on the SfN web page. During this time I have devoted my principal scholarly efforts to original research on the development of comparative anatomy of the brain in the 17th century, culminating in two recent (2003) papers in the Journal of the History of Neuroscience. In the academic year 2001-2002, I was invited as a Resident Scholar at the Getty Research Institute where I worked on the history of multiple frame imaging as part of their program for that year called "Frames of Viewing". Returning to the ULCA campus, my principal activity, aside from some minor lab bench collaborative efforts, has been devoted to work on a book on the theme of Multiple Frames (a tentative title) dealing with visual neurobiology and how visual art is constructed from temporal and spacial frames.

neurobiology, neuroscience, visual, history of neuroscience, history