Paul Patterson: In Memoriam
Caltech neuroscientist Paul Patterson, whose career spanned developmental neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuroimmunology, passed away on June 25th at the age of 70 from an aggressive brain tumor. Patterson was a pioneer and an iconoclast who was not afraid to work outside of the scientific mainstream; consequently, he made a number of important and seminal contributions that opened up entire fields of research. As his colleague of almost 30 years at Caltech, I watched his scientific evolution and transformations with curiosity, some skepticism, and ultimately admiration.
© 2014 Elsevier Inc. I thank Josh Sanes, Tom Jessell, and Story Landis for their helpful comments and contributions. D.J.A. is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology.