VAHE E. AMASSIAN

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AMASSIAN--Dr. Vahe E., world recognized neuroscientist, who made extraordinary achievements in research, teaching and mentoring of graduate students, medical students and biomedical faculty died on January 7 at age 88. His research on the electrophysiological properties of sensory-motor systems in the brain was passionately sustained for more than 60 years. It began by using animal models and progressed in the last three decades to studies on humans using noninvasive trans-cranial magnetic stimulation. Vahe's hallmark was his unwavering scientific honesty. His trainees learned by example to repeatedly test the reliability of experimental data. As a friend, which he was to many of his mentees, he was generous, tolerant, kind and always eager to discuss worldly as well as scientific matters. I am grateful for the more than 50 years he has been my colleague and friend. Susan Schwartz-Giblin, PhD Former Student Professsor Emerita and Graduate Dean Emerita SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 9, 2013