In Memoriam: Roger Gorski
October 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I just received word that Roger Gorski passed away yesterday. At the moment, I have no details and will let you know as I learn them.

As many of you know, Roger was a pioneer in the field of brain sex differences. He discovered the sexually dimorphic nucleus of the MPOA (now the MPNc), in rats and went on to demonstrate several sex differences in the human brain. He was chair of the Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology at UCLA and a devoted gross anatomist – following in the footsteps of his mentor “Tom” Sawyer. Roger was a colleague and a friend to me.

The last few years were very hard for Roger, ravaged as he was by dementia. For those of us on the outside, it was still comforting to know that he was around.

The neuroendocrine world has lost a giant.


Paul Micevych, PhD