Rita Levi-Montalcini#


Rita Levi-Montalcini
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:scientific.assist 'at' ebri.it
Membership Number:604
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:rlevi-montalcini
Elected:1989
Homepage: http://www.ebri.it





Positions Held

Rita Levi-Montalcini passed away December 30, 2012.

  • 2002- present, President, European Brain Research Institute
  • 2001 - Senator for Life of the Italian Republic
  • 1992- present, President, Levi-Montalcini Foundation
  • 1993-1998 President, Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia, Treccani
  • 1989-1995 Super-expert, Institute of Neurobiology, CNR, Rome
  • 1979-1989 Full-time Researcher as Guest Professor, Cellular Biology Laboratory, CNR, Rome
  • 1969-1979 Director of the Cellular Biology Laboratory, CNR, Rome
  • 1961-1969 Director of the Neurobiology Research Center, National Research Council (CNR), Rome (research programs associated with the Institute of Biology, Washington University, St Louis, USA
  • 1958-1977 Professor of Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Washington University, St.Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1956-1958 Associate Professor, Institute of Zoology, Washington University, St.Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1947-1956 Research Associate, Institute of Zoology, Washington University, St.Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1945-1947 Assistant Professor of Anatomy, University of Turin


Fields of Scholarship
  • role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in the differentiation and function of nerve cells in the central and peripheral nervous system
  • role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in immune and endocrine cell lines
  • role of nerve growth factor (NGF) in autoimmune diseases


Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Premio "Leonardo alla Carriera" from the President of the Italian Republic
  • 2002 Gold Medal "Science and Culture" from the President of the Italian Republic
  • 2001 Senator for Life of Italy
  • 1987 US National Medal of Science
  • 1986 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
  • 1986 Lasker Award
  • 1985 R. Gerard Neuroscience Award
  • 1983 Horwitz Award
  • 1982 Lewis Rosensteil Award
  • 1981 Schmitt Award
  • 1974 William Thomas Wakeman Award
  • 1979 St- Vincent Award
  • 1968 Feltrinelli Award
  • 1962 Max Weinstein Award


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