Ganetsky Research Advances Neural Function Understanding

Barry Ganetsky, and 1971 alumnus of LAS, was reconized by UIC Alumni Magazine (Fall 2012 edition) for his groundbreaking discoveries in the field of genetics in his career. His research with fruit flies has advanced our understanding of neural function - specifically regarding the structure and function of key neurotransmitters. As a direct result of his discoveries, the medical world has a better understanding of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases. In 2006, Ganetsky was inducted into the National Academy of Science to recognize his vast contributions to the field.