This article is part of a series on Our Grandparents. See also:
- Irving Diamond: A Neuroscience Great Left Big Shoes Behind
- Ilya Dreyzen: A Faded Russian Hero
- Viktoria Dreyzen: Home of the Brave
- Michelle Diamond: Washington Prom
I never got to know my grandfather; he passed away from Alzheimer’s when I was young. Only later, after I developed my own interest in neuroscience, did I learn that Irving T. Diamond was a towering figure in the neuroscience world. I can only hope to someday equal his legacy—and I’m not just talking about his accomplishments in the laboratory. He was loved by his colleagues, students, family, and by the entire scientific community.