Chuck entered Princeton at age 16 from Poly Prep High in New York City and enjoyed college life to the full. He was a member of the freshman crew whose shell The New York Times captured on film sinking into the Potomac during a race. He was an announcer for WPRU, a Tigertone, and a member of Whig-Clio and Campus Club. He roomed senior year with Chuck Bernheim, Jacques Read, and Don Wiesner.
Chuck taught at the UCLA medical school for much of his 60-year career, continuing research into stimulating parts of animal brains to provoke specific neural reactions. He wrote more than 90 scholarly articles and books including Memory Learning and Higher Function: A Cellular View in 1982, still considered a must-read for neurological scholars.
Chuck died Aug. 6, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; and two children. He and Pat were ardent supporters of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.