Ryszard Pluta was born in Biala Podlaska, Poland, in 1952. He was a Student Fellow at the Humboldt University, Berlin and at the University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, in 1975 and 1976, respectively. He received the Medical Doctor degree from the Medical Academy of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, in 1977. From 1977 to 1978, he was an Intern at the State Hospital Biala Podlaska, Czerniakowski Hospital Warsaw, and the Medical Academy of Warsaw, Poland. In 1979, he was a Scientific Visitor of the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, USSR. Since 1981, Pluta has been with the Medical Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS). He completed the Ph.D. degree in pathology of brain ischemia at the Medical Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland in 1983. After studying of ischemic pathology in the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences at the NIH, Bethesda, USA as Postdoctoral Fellow (1986 –1988), he joined the Department of Pathological Neurobiology, NYS Institute for Basic Research, Staten Island, NY, USA in 1988 –1991, 1993/1994, and 1997, where he directed his research to Alzheimer’s disease. This led to the development of ischemic theory of Alzheimer’s disease. He received the Associate Professor degree at the Medical Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland, in 1992. Pluta was a Visiting Professor at the Max-Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, Germany in 2000 and 2001. From 2004, he is a Full Professor at the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre of PAS, Warsaw, Poland. He was a Prize Winner in 1980 and 1986, Association of Polish Neuropathologists, in 1982 and 1989, President’s Award, PAS, in 1992, Medical Section of PAS, in 1996, Batory Foundation, Warsaw, Poland, in 1997, International Brain Research Organization Paris, France, in 1998, Alzheimer’s Association, Chicago, USA, and in 2005, he was the Director of the Medical Research Centre, Warsaw, Poland.
Biography Updated on 2 February 2011