Sir Andrew F. Huxley

November 22nd

  • Andrew Fielding Huxley was an English physiologist who shared (with Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir John Carew Eccles) the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • He collaborated with Alan Hodgkin in elucidating the chemical phenomena – the “sodium pump” mechanism – by which nerve impulses are transmitted.
  • He received a knighthood in 1974. He was a grandson of noted biologist  T.H. Huxley.

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