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December 10, 2013 at 8:09 am

Psychology Alum Was Internationally Known Neuroscientist

Robin Scott Fisher ’76M, ’79PhD, who earned degrees in Psychology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, died Nov. 11 after a career as an internationally known neuroscientist at UCLA.

Dr. Robin Scott Fisher

Dr. Robin Scott Fisher

Robin Scott Fisher, an internationally known UCLA neuroscientist and anatomist who made seminal contributions to understanding the development and function of the central nervous system, died of a heart attack on Nov. 11 in Philadelphia. He was 61.

A professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and neurobiology at UCLA, he was serving as a visiting professor of cell and developmental biology at the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania at the time of his death.

An exemplary faculty member who served the UCLA community with distinction, Fisher was associate dean of the Graduate Division for 10 years and worked in the fellowship and support section as well as with postdoctoral fellows under Claudia Mitchell-Kernan, who was then vice chancellor and dean of the division.

Read the entire UCLA obituary.

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