Daniel P. Cardinali got his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina. During 1971 and 1972, he served as a Research Assistant at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, MIT, USA. Since 1973, he has been acting as a Research Career Awardee of the National Research Council and was promoted to its highest stage (Superior Investigator) in 1992. From 1986 to 2008, he served as a Professor of physiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was nominated as a Professor Emeritus in 2010. Since 2009, he has been acting as a Director of Teaching and Research at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina. His fields of interest include the physiology and pharmacology of melatonin and biologic rhythms and their relationships with sleep medicine. Since 1998, Cardinali has been acting as a Member of the IUPHAR Subcommittee for Melatonin Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification. The most relevant awards and honors Cardinali has received include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, NY(1977), the Curt P. Richter Prize from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology (1983), the Ph.D. degrees honoris causa in medicine from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain (1991) and the University of Salamanca, Spain (1998), and the Membership at the Royal Academy of Medicine, Spain (1991). In 2007, he was awarded the Scopus Prize, Elsevier, Amsterdam, for being the most cited Argentinian scientist in biomedicine, and the Bernardo Houssay Award from the Argentinian Government. In 2008, he received the Aaron B. Lerner Pioneer Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of melatonin research from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
Biography Updated on 20 September 2012