Remembering Paul Gresch
We are tremendously saddened to communicate that Dr. Paul Gresch, Associate Research Professor of Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at Florida Atlantic University, and faculty member of the FAU Brain Institute, passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019. Paul was a senior member of the Blakely lab, having moved to FAU in 2016 from Vanderbilt University. At Vanderbilt, he served as Director of the Neurochemistry Core of the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research, and contributed to many impactful research studies on brain neurochemistry and pharmacology that were published in the leading scientific journals of his field, including the Journal of Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Neuropsychopharmacology, and PLoS Biology. His research on brain mechanisms led to numerous private foundation and federal grants, including multiple awards from the National Institutes of Health. Paul will be remembered by all who knew him as a generous and caring man, one who readily shared his experience with peers and junior colleagues, and who always sought excellence in his work and, in so doing, helped so many others achieve their goals. He was a gifted teacher, both in the classroom and at the bench, and always enjoyed opportunities to share his perspectives on science and biomedical research with non-scientists. Paul is survived by his wife Dr. Maureen Hahn and son Dylan. The family suggests that those wishing to recognize Paul should consider donating in his memory to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (https://www.bbrfoundation.org), the nation’s largest, non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. For information regarding memorial services, please contact Jan Holmes, FAU Brain Institute, at 561-799-8100.