Lourival D. Possani

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Lourival Possani was born in Brazil 1939. He has Mexican nationality since 1970. He graduated in biology (natural history), at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. He received a Ph.D. degree in molecular biophysics at the Paris University, Paris, France in 1970. He received postdoctoral training in biochemistry at the Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA, 1972. He was Associate Professor of the Biophysics Institute at UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro, until 1974 when he moved to the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, where he holds a position of Full Professor. Possani spent a sabbatical year at the Max Planck Institute fur Ernaehrungsphysiologie in Dortmund, Germany with a scholarship from the Alexander von Humbold Foundation and another at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex, USA. He was scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for 10 years. Now he is Emeritus Investigator of the National System of Investigator and of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He currently has 262 full papers published in journals listed into the SCI and more than 20 chapters of book. Possani directed the thesis work of 77 students and has at least 25 patents of inventions registered or deposited. The main subject of research is related to structure and function of scorpion toxins.

Biography Updated on 14 April 2011

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