…the formal minuet of cerebellar Purkinje cells, the stately files of neocortical pyramids with their cathedral‐like dendritic arches, the overlapping swirls of inferior olive cells, or the town and country spotting of cell villages throughout the brainstem core… (A. B. Scheibel, , p. 658)On April 3, 2017, Arnold (Arne) Bernard Scheibel quietly greeted his mortality at the age of 94, leaving an impressive compilation of over 200 groundbreaking investigations on the fine structure of the nervous system. He was one of the original researchers in the field of neuroscience, having contributed to the foundational Boulder conferences in Colorado (Scheibel, ; Scheibel & Scheibel, ). He also served as Acting Director (1987–1990) and Director (1990–1995) of the UCLA Brain Research Institute, ensuring its survival in the face of considerable economic turmoil. His legacy, however, extends well beyond his scientific contributions, with his generous and kind presence influencing generations of students and colleagues. The present retrospective provides but a brief glimpse into his rich life, one that is captured more fully in his characteristically modest autobiography (Scheibel, ).Born in New York on January 18, 1923, Arne was an only child, although his cousin, Milton, was raised by Arne's parents, and came
The Journal of Comparative Neurology – Wiley
Published: Aug 1, 2017
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