Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1843 - 1926) self portrait

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1843 – 1926) was an Italian biologist and pathologist.

1906 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine shared between Camillo Golgi and Santiago Ramón y Cajal “in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system.”

Nobel Prize-winning “father of modern neuroscience.”


  • Born 1 May 1852, Petilla de Aragón, Spain
  • 1906 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Died 17 October 1934, Madrid, Spain

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