Krešimir Krnjević#

Email:kresimir.krnjevic 'at' mcgill.ca
Membership Number:4050
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CANADA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:kkrnjevic
Homepage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kre%C5%A1imir_Krnjevi%C4%87


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001 Emeritus Professor of Physiology, McGill University, Canada
  • 1978 - 2001 Joseph Morley Drake Professor of Physiology, McGill University
  • 1978 - 1987 Chairman, Department of Physiology, McGill University
  • 1965 - 1999 Director, Anaesthesia Research Department, McGill University
  • 1964 - 1965 Visiting Prof., Physiology Department, McGill University, Montréal
  • 1959 - 1964 Principal, then Senior Principal Scientific Officer, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK
  • 1956 - 1958 Postdoctoral fellow Australian National University, Australia
  • 1954 - 1956 Postdoctoral fellow University of Washington, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Identification of main neurotransmitters in the mammalian brain
  • Identification of transmitter functions of some amino acids – especially glutamate for excitation and GABA for inhibition
  • Demonstration that muscarinic excitation exerted by acetylcholine, liberated in the cortex by ascending cholinergic fibres from the basal forebrain

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2001 Spiridion Brusina Prize, Croatian Natural Science Association
  • 1998 Kershman Lecturer, Eastern EEG Association
  • 1997 Wilder Penfield Prize, Government of Québec
  • 1992 Corresponding Member Croatian Academy of Arts & Sciences
  • 1990 Hon. President Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni, Québec
  • 1989 Jasper Lecturer Canadian Association for Neuroscience
  • 1987 Officer of the Order of Canada
  • 1984 Gairdner International Award
  • 1983 Honorar Member Croatian Pharmacological Association
  • 1983 - 1993 Council Member International Union Physiol. Sciences (IUPS)
  • 1978 Alexander Forbes Lecturer Marine Biology Labs, Woods Hole, Mass.
  • 1975 Fellow Royal Society of Canada
  • 1952 - 1954 Beit Memorial Fellow

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