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RITA LEVI-MONTALCINI

1912-2012

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BIOGRAPHY

She was born in Turín on the 22 of April, 1909.

She was a specialized scientific in Neurology.

She graduated with the highest qualification and received her doctorate in Neurology.

She enrolled at the University of Turín.

She developed her career as a researcher in the USA during the Second World War.

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CAREER

She had to work in a bakery, despite her allergy in order to pay for his studies, since she did not have the support of her family

AT THE BEGGINING

In 1946 she received an invitation from the University of Washington under the supervision of Professor Viktor Hamburger

She worked as an assistant to the histologist Guiseppe Levi until 1938, when Mussolini forbade Jews to enter professional careers

In 1958 she became a professor and in 1962 she established a research unit in Rome

LATER

AFTER

FINALLY

DISCOVERY

During her stay in Florence, Rita began to study the growth of nerve fibers in chicken embryos, data that were very important later for her research in the United States. While there, she produced an interesting work on the nerve growth factor, which would end up being a Nobel Prize in Medicine.

AWARDS AND HONORS

She became the tenth woman elected as a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

1968

She won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, along with Stanley Cohen.

She was awarded with the National Medal of Science, the highest recognition in the American scientific community.

She was named Goodwill Ambassador of FAO.

1986

1987

1999

"Honoris Causa"

DOCTORATES

2006

Awarded by the Turin Polytechnic.

Awarded by the Complutense University of Madrid.

2008

Awarded by McGill University.

2011

San Vicente de Paúl

SPANISH TEAM

MARINA HUERGA Y CRISTINA CONDE