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Josef Eisinger

  • PROFESSOR EMERITUS Structural and Chemical Biology
  • PROFESSOR EMERITUS Structural and Chemical Biology
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  • B.A., M.A., University of Toronto

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology


The Fluorescence Imaging Laboratory

The Fluorescence Imaging Laboratory founded by Eisinger and the late Massimo Sassaroli is no longer in existence.
 Since attaining Emeritus status, Eisinger has devoted himself to research in the history of medicine and the history of science.
 He made use of Einstein's unpublished, candid travel diaries to reconstruct Einstein's experiences in the course of the physicist's far flung travels between 1922 and 1933.  His book Einstein on the Road offers Einstein's candid views on subjects ranging from cosmology and music to Zionism and psycho-analysis.


Eisinger J. Einstein on the Road. Amherst, New York, 2011, Prometheus Books; pppp270.

The Lead in Beethoven's hair. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 2008; 90(1): 1-5.

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Dr.Eisinger is not currently required to report Industry relationships.

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