Dr. Irving Gottesman

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Irving Isadore Gottesman

Birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
Death: June 29, 2016 (85)
Minnesota, United States
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Son of Bernard / Bela Gottesman and Virginia Gottesman
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Ex-husband of Private
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Brother of Private and Ronald Gottesman

Occupation: Schizophrenia Researcher
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About Dr. Irving Gottesman

A former UVA psychology professor, Irving I. Gottesman, hoped to uncover the causes one of the mental disorders in the United States, schizophrenia, which is still widely misunderstood. In a 1991 interview with The Daily Progress, the former professor said he wants people to understand that this mental disorder should be thought of in the same way as other diseases like diabetes or heart disease.

Gottesman was a pioneer and an ambassador in the field of behavioral genetics. He died on Wednesday, June 29, at the age of 85, leaving behind a wife, Carol, and two sons, Adam and David, according to Roanoke.

He spent teaching at UVA in 1991, and he wrote one of his remarkable works, "Schizophrenia Genesis: The Origins of Madness." At the time of his death, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota.

During working on his study, he combined data genetic analysis, and personal accounts of schizo patients. Since he was a graduate student of UM, in the 1950s, he began studying personality traits of twins, including those who share same genetic makeup, fraternal twins, those genes differ. At that time, his study focused more on nurture than natures.

Later on, Gottesman focused his research on schizophrenia. His study about twins that reach a decade, showed a link between schizophrenia and genetics.

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Dr. Irving Gottesman's Timeline

December 29, 1930
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States
June 29, 2016
Age 85
Minnesota, United States