Best Known For
Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish histologist and professor whose work led to the discovery of neurons.
Think you know about Biography?
Answer questions and see how you rank against other players.Play Now
Born on May 1, 1852, in Petilla de Aragón, Navarre, Spain, Santiago Ramón y Cajal studied photography and medicine before becoming an anatomy and histology professor in the late 1800s. His groundbreaking tissue staining techniques led to an unprecedented understanding of nerve structures and neuron transmissions, with the researcher receiving the Nobel Prize in 1906. He died in Madrid, Spain, on October 18, 1934.
© 2013 A+E Networks. All rights reserved.
Included In These Groups
Famous Academics 422 people in this group
Famous Taureans 515 people in this group
Famous Neurologists 8 people in this group
profile name: Santiago Ramón y Cajal profile occupation:
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.