Rita Levi-Montalcini

Rita Levi-Montalcini

Name Rita Levi-Montalcini
Profession Biologist
Date of Birth 1909-04-22
Place of Birth Turin,
Age 103 yrs
Death Date 2012-12-30
Birth Sign Taurus

About Rita Levi-Montalcini

Italian neurologist who received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 with Stanley Cohen for their discovery of nerve growth factor. She also received the National Medal of Science in 1987.

Early Life Experience of Rita Levi-Montalcini

She attended Turin Medical School but her academic career was cut short by Benito Mussolini’s 1938 Manifesto of Race which barred Jews from academic and professional careers.

Trivia Info

From 2001 until her death she served in the Italian Senate as a Senator for Life.

Family Life and Relationship

She is a twin and had a sister and a brother.

Close Associates

She was influenced by Albert Einstein.

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