Gerald Edelman receives his Medical Doctors degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1954.

Gerald Edelman founds a Neuroscience Institute in La Jolla in 1981 and is the chairman of it until his death. He is also the director of the Neurobiology Department at the Scripps Research Institute since 1992.

Publishing more than 500 scientific papers and many books and studies about consciousness Gerald Edelman dies on 17. May 2014 in La Jolla.

Gerald Edelman visits the John Adams High School in New York City, where he graduates in 1946.

Gerald Edelman and Maxime M. Morrison get married in 1950. They have two sons and one daughter.

After Gerald Edelman engages in biophysics, protein chemistry, immunology, cell biology and neurobiology. He focuses on primary cellular processes (cell growth, multicellular organisms). He discovers cell adhesion molecules (CAMs), by which nervous systems are built and which help cells stick together. Furthermore he shows, that higher brain functions are organized in a process known as Neural Group Selection Theory in 1987.

Gerald Edelman becomes a graduate fellow at the Rockefeller University, where he earns his PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1960.

Gerald Edelman becomes Medical House Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1954. From 1955 to 1957 he´s the Captain in the US Army Medical Corps.

Gerald Edelman is appointed to Professor in neuroscience at the Rockefeller University in 1966.

Gerald Maurice Edelman is born to his parents Edward, a physician and Anna Freedman in New York City.

Gerald Edelman along with Rodney R. Porter is awarded the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries concerning the structure of antibodies.

Staying at Rockefeller University Gerald Edelman becomes Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies in 1960 and Associate Dean in 1963.

Gerald Edelman attends Ursinus College and earns his Bachelor's degree in 1950.