Edwin Furshpan
Edwin Furshpan , PhD
Robert Henry Pfeiffer Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus
(in memorium)

We are sad to report that Dr. Furshpan passed away November 18, 2019. 

I am currently in a state of "semiretirement". I have closed my laboratory, but continue to work full time in teaching and outreach activities. I continue to serve as a tutor and lecturer in the course for second-year Harvard medical students: "Human Nervous System and Behavior". With several colleagues we will, for the third year, give a neuroscience course ("The Principles of Neurobiology") at Morehouse College in Atlanta during the spring semester. During the summer, we plan to continue our program for Native American high school students, contingent on funding. This consists of two three-week sessions for students, and some of their teachers, from four different native communities. The purpose of the program is to enlarge the pipeline - to increase the number of Native American students entering leading colleges and universities. The long-term aim is to increase the number of native graduates who can, directly or indirectly, use their professional skills in the service of their communities. I continue to work with Dean Joan Reede in some of the outreach programs that she directs.

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Inhibition of the p44/42 MAP kinase pathway protects hippocampal neurons in a cell-culture model of seizure activity.
Authors: Authors: Murray B, Alessandrini A, Cole AJ, Yee AG, Furshpan EJ.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Neurologic education for the future: a decade of curricular reform at Harvard Medical School.
Authors: Authors: Glick TH, Armstrong EG, Hyman SE, Hundert EM, Furshpan EJ.
Eur J Neurol
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Seizure-like activity in cell culture.
Authors: Authors: Furshpan EJ.
Epilepsy Res
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Epileptiform activity in microcultures containing small numbers of hippocampal neurons.
Authors: Authors: Segal MM, Furshpan EJ.
J Neurophysiol
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Seizure-like activity and glutamate receptors in hippocampal neurons in culture.
Authors: Authors: Koroshetz WJ, Furshpan EJ.
Neurosci Res Suppl
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A cell-culture approach to the study of seizure activity.
Authors: Authors: Furshpan EJ.
Q J Exp Physiol
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Seizure-like activity and cellular damage in rat hippocampal neurons in cell culture.
Authors: Authors: Furshpan EJ, Potter DD.
Neuron
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Synaptic functions in rat sympathetic neurons in microcultures. IV. Nonadrenergic excitation of cardiac myocytes and the variety of multiple-transmitter states.
Authors: Authors: Matsumoto SG, Sah D, Potter DD, Furshpan EJ.
J Neurosci
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Synaptic functions in rat sympathetic neurons in microcultures. II. Adrenergic/cholinergic dual status and plasticity.
Authors: Authors: Potter DD, Landis SC, Matsumoto SG, Furshpan EJ.
J Neurosci
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Synaptic functions in rat sympathetic neurons in microcultures. III. A Purinergic effect on cardiac myocytes.
Authors: Authors: Furshpan EJ, Potter DD, Matsumoto SG.
J Neurosci
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