Founder, UCSF Pain Management Center, Professor Emeritus of Neurology and Physiology, UCSF Center for Integrative Neuroscience
In the late 1970s, Dr. Fields provided the first insights into the neural circuits through which endogenous opioids (endorphins) can prevent pain.
He discovered and elucidated a pain modulating neural circuit that is required for opioids to produce analgesia. He also discovered that placebo analgesia is blocked by an opioid antagonist.
Chair Emeritus of the Nobel Committee in Physiology or Medicine
2009 Chair of the Nobel Assembly
2001-2002 Chair of the Nobel Committee
Member of the Nobel Assembly for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996-2012. Vice chair, 1999-2000
Professor Emeritus, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Director, Max Planck Institute For Evolutionary Anthropology
Professor Svante Pääbo, PhD is known as one of the founders of paleogenetics, a discipline that uses the methods of genetics to study early humans and other ancient populations. In 1997, Dr. Pääbo and colleagues reported…