Haldan Keffer Hartline

About Haldan Keffer Hartline

Who is it?: Physiologist
Birth Day: December 22, 1903
Birth Place: Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US, United States
Died On: March 17, 1983(1983-03-17) (aged 79)\nFallston, Maryland, US
Birth Sign: Capricorn
Alma mater: Lafayette College Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Known for: Visual perception
Awards: ForMemRS (1960) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1967)
Fields: Physiology
Institutions: University of Pennsylvania Cornell University Rockefeller University Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisor: August Herman Pfund

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Haldan Keffer Hartline was bornon December 22, 1903 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US, United States, is Physiologist. Haldan Keffer Hartline was an American physiologist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967 for his work on analyzing the neurophysiological mechanism of vision. He shared the coveted prize with George Wald and Ragnar Granit. Hartline spent decades studying the optic nerves of frogs and horseshoe crabs. He became the first scientist to isolate and record the activity of a single optic nerve fibre. He later showed that different fibres in the optic nerves respond to light in different ways. Hartline’s inclination towards physiology or medicine started early. His parents were professors at the State Normal School (now Bloomsburg State College). His father who was a Professor in Biology inspired Hartline to take up Natural Sciences. Since the beginning of his career, Hartline dedicated his time to research on cellular-level electrical activity within the eye. Other than scientific research, he also held several academic positions in his life. He was a Professor of Biophysics at the John Hopkins University and later Professor of Neurophysiology at the Rockfeller Institute.
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Hartline was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1966. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967.

Biography/Timeline

1923

Hartline received his undergraduate education from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, graduating in 1923. He began his study of retinal electrophysiology as a National Research Council Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, receiving his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in 1927.

1940

After attending the universities of Leipzig and Munich as an Eldridge Johnson traveling research scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, he returned to the US to take a position in the Eldridge Reeves Johnson Foundation for Medical Physics at Penn, which was under the directorship of Detlev W. Bronk at that time. In 1940–1941, he was Associate Professor of Physiology at Cornell Medical College in New York City, but returned to Penn and stayed until 1949. Then he became professor of biophysics and chairman of the department at Johns Hopkins in 1949. One of Hartline's graduate students at Johns Hopkins, Paul Greengard, who also won the Nobel Prize. Hartline joined the staff of Rockefeller University, New York City, in 1953 as professor of neurophysiology.

1966

Hartline was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society (ForMemRS) in 1966. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1967.