|Born||December 11, 1925
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2000)
NAS Award in the Neurosciences (1991)
He is best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning signal transduction in the nervous system.