Eugene Roberts (neuroscientist)
Eugene Roberts (January 19, 1920 – November 8, 2016) was an American neuroscientist. In 1950, he was the first to report on the discovery of gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, and his work was key in demonstrating GABA as the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system.
Commitment to science education
Roberts and his wife, Ruth, organized a student research program at the City of Hope National Medical Center in 1960. In its first year, two students enrolled. This academy continues to exist as the Eugene and Ruth Roberts Summer Student Academy based in Duarte, California, and has since educated over 1,500 high school and undergraduate students.
Roberts died on November 8, 2016, aged 96.
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