Milton W. Brightman, section chief on brain structural plasticity in the Laboratory of Neurobiology at the National Institutes of Health, has been appointed the first Edward Horne Craigie Scholar. The honor is named for the noted biomedical scientist who conducted pioneering research on brain capillaries. Craigie, who died last year at the age of 94, was associated with the University of Toronto's departments of biology and zoology for more than 70 years.

To honor Craigie, present and former faculty members of the University of Toronto have established the Craigie Conference on Brain Capillaries. The conference, expected to become a biannual event, is devoted to international research focusing on brain capillaries' structure and function. The first Craigie Conference was held at the university on Craigie's birthday, June 24. At this meeting, Brightman presented the opening lecture, "Circumventing the Blood-Brain Barrier."

Brightman, 67, is a former student of Craigie's. His mentor "was,...

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