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psychology and behavioral neuroscience educator

Paul Ernest Gold, American psychology and behavioral neuroscience educator. Recipient James McKeen Cattell award, 1983, Sesquicentennial Association award, University Virginia, 1983, 90-93, Distinguished Alumni award University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2000; named American Psychological Association Master Lecturer, 2000; National Institutes of Health fellow, 1967.


Gold, Paul Ernest was born on January 7, 1945 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Hyman and Sylvia Gold.


Bachelor, University Michigan, 1966. Master of Science, University North Carolina, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, 1971.


National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, lecturer psychobiology University California, Irvine, 1972-1976. Assistant professor University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976-1978, associate professor, 1978-1981, professor, 1981-1997, Commonwealth professor, 1997—1999, director neuroscience graduate program, 1991-1995. Professor Binghamton (New York ) University, 1999-2000, University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, since 2000.

Director Medical Scholars Program University Illinois College Medicine, Urbana-Champaign, 2000—2002, executive committee Institute Aging, since 2001, interim director neuroscience program, 2004—2005.


  • Other Work

    • Editor Psychobiology, 1990-1997, Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, since 1998. Contributor numerous articles to science publications.


Member Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Commission, 1998-1999. Fellow American Psychological Association (committee animal research and ethics), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society (member committee 1990-1991, program committee 1991). Member Society for Neurosci.

(committee on animals in research 1993-1998, committee on women in neuroscience 2005^), National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Behavioral and Computational Neurosci., 1993-1996.


Children: Scott David Gold, Zachary Alexander Korol-Gold.

Hyman Gold

Sylvia Gold

Scott David Gold

Zachary Alexander Korol-Gold