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Young, J. Z.

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Young, J. Z.

John Zachary Young - Known as "Jay-Zed" within zoology circles. The discoverer of the giant axon within certain squid sub-species (e.g., Loligo Forbesi) in the 1930's. This paved the way for the work of Andrew Huxley, and Alan Hodgkin's work on brain function and information transmission within the brain.

1907 - 1997

Photograph of J. Z. Young

  • 1931-1945: Fellow of Magdalen College
  • 1945-1974: Professor of Anatomy, University College London
  • 1975-: Emeritus Professor
  • 1976: became an Honorary Fellow.

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