Alan Lloyd Hodgkin

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English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (1914-1998)

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Fostering a prosperous tradition of neuroscience for more than six decades, and supporting numerous future Nobel laureates, it was at the Marine Biological Laboratory that much of the basis of neurophysiology was first described--in marine organisms: retinal neurophysiology, the development and use of the voltage-clamp technique in squid by Cole and Moore (1960), the discovery of the squid giant axon, the elegant analysis of the action potential of the squid giant axon by Hodgkin and Huxley (1952), and the squid giant synapse discovery by Bullock and Harigawa (1957) used for elucidating the mechanisms of synaptic transmission.