Angel Catala

National University of La Plata

Angel Catalá was born in Rodeo (San Juan, Argentina). He studied chemistry at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, where he received a PhD in Chemistry (Biological Branch) in 1965. From 1964 to 1974, he worked as Assistant in Biochemistry at the School of Medicine at the same university. 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 Full Professor of Biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata. He is a member of the National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina, and Argentine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SAIB). His laboratory has been interested for many years in the lipid peroxidation of biological membranes from various tissues and different species. Dr. Catalá has directed twelve doctoral theses, published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals, several chapters in books, and edited twelve books. He received awards at the 40th International Conference Biochemistry of Lipids 1999 in Dijon (France). He is winner of the Bimbo Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Award 2006 and 2012, South America, Human Nutrition, Professional Category. In 2006, he won the Bernardo Houssay award in pharmacology, in recognition of his meritorious works of research. Dr. Catalá belongs to the editorial board of several journals including Journal of Lipids; International Review of Biophysical Chemistry; Frontiers in Membrane Physiology and Biophysics; World Journal of Experimental Medicine and Biochemistry Research International; World Journal of Biological Chemistry, Diabetes and the Pancreas; International Journal of Chronic Diseases & Therapy; and International Journal of Nutrition. He is the co-Editor of The Open Biology Journal and associate Editor for Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity.

6books edited

4chapters authored

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This book concentrates on recent developments related to the application of original structural biology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, genetics, and molecular biology as well as basic pharmacological problems that offer mechanistic insights that are generally significant for the field of pharmacology. Written by experts, chapters cover such topics as drug transport mechanisms and drug–receptor complexes. This volume offers up-to-date, expert reviews of the fast-moving field of molecular pharmacology.

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