Craig Tenke Memorial Fund

Craig Tenke, PhD, a brilliant neuroscientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, passed away on December 19th, 2017. Craig's research was devoted to electrophysiology and the scientific method.  He was also a caring husband, father, and grandfather whose life was deeply rooted in the community of Center Moriches, Long Island.  

Craig's grace and kindness has touched the lives of countless people in innumerable ways, and he will be dearly missed.

Craig is survived by his wife, Jo-Ann, his two daughters Liz and Connie, and his grandchildren, who he was helping support and who are living in the family home. All proceeds in his honor will go to his family. We are forever grateful to have had him with us.

Family holiday

Desk photo

Craig at the EPIC 2009 conference in Bloomington, IN. 

Craig's story telling times

Craig's office door collage (and in action at work).

Psychophysiology Lab 2004

Psychophysiology Lab 2009

Dinner with the High-Risk grou
p, August 2015

With baby Dominic

Psychophysiology Lab 2017

D.C., December 2017

"He was brilliant, kind, and had a sense of humor with an absurdity that could only be found in the likes of Monty Python." - sentiment of Chris Kroppmann, formerRA

"... it’s hard to accept that I won’t be running into him anymore. We’d cut up like two little kids seeing who could make the other laugh the hardest. Last I saw him was on the 6th floor had to be no more than three or four weeks ago and we did our usual Abbott and Costello bit and briefly caught up on our personal lives." - Malarie Mitchell,  former administrative staff to the Psychophysiology Lab


I live here now.
I used to just visit for the change,
but I never would have guessed how
                   much I’m needed here.
But now that I’ve already moved in,
I think I’ll go back home
... Just for the change.

                                      Echoes in the Darkness, Craig E. Tenke

If you are from NYSPI and you prefer to make a cash/check donation, you can approach Lidia Wong (Pardes Room 3524) or Jürgen Kayser (Room 3508).
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lidia Wong 
New York, NY
Jo-Ann Tenke 
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