Angel Catala was born in Rodeo, San Juan, Argentina. He studied chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, from 1958 to 1965. He received a Ph.D. degree in chemistry (biological branch) from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, in 1965. From 1964 to 1974, he wrked as an Assistant in biochemistry at the School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. From 1974 to 1976, he was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Connecticut, Health Center, USA. From 1985 to 2004, he served as a Full Professor of biochemistry at the School of Veterinary Sciences, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He is Member of the National Research Council , Argentina, and Sociedad Argentina de Investigación en Bioquímica y Biología Molecular. His laboratory has been interested for many years in the lipid peroxidation of biological membranes from various tissues and different species. The process of lipid peroxidation is followed by the use of modern techniques to measure light emission: chemiluminescence produced during the formation of peroxyl radicals during the lipid peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids present mainly in phospholipids of biological membranes. He has tested the effect of many antioxidants such as: alpha tocopherol, vitamin A, melatonin, and acetyl serotonin.
Biography Updated on 9 August 2010