In memoriam: Robert Putnam PhD 1952-2017

Professor and researcher Robert W. Putnam dies at 65

Robert W. Putnam, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, cell biology and physiology at Wright State University, died on Monday, April 10, at the age of 65.

Putnam was a world-renowned physiologist and dedicated teacher. His research focused on the cellular neuroscience of acid-sensitive neurons within the brainstem, especially the role of these neurons in the control of breathing and in the genesis of panic disorder. His work was relevant to disorders that involve altered respiratory drive, such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and sleep apnea.

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