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educator , pharmacologist

Arvid Emil Carlsson, Swedish pharmacologist, educator. Achievements include research of neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease; development of a method for measuring the amount of dopamine in brain tissues.

Background

Carlsson, Arvid Emil was born on January 25, 1923 in Uppsala, Sweden. Son of Gottfrid and Lizzie (Steffenburg) Carlsson.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Lund, Sweden, 1951. Doctor of Medicine (honorary), University Cagliary, Italy, 1976. Doctor of Pharmacy (honorary), University Uppsala, 1977.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Helsinki, Finland, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Marburg, Germany, 1991.

Career

Assistant professor University Lund, 1951—1956, associate professor department pharmacology, 1956—1959. Professor pharmacology University Göteborg, Sweden, 1959—1989, professor emeritus, since 1989, chairman department pharmacology, 1959—1976. Visiting scientist laboratory chemical pharmacology National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1955—1956.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research of neurotransmitter dopamine and its effects in Parkinson's disease. Development of a method for measuring the amount of dopamine in brain tissues.

Membership

Fellow: Academy Medicine & Psychiatry (honorary), Swedish Southern Biological Psychiatry (honorary), Medical Society Gothenburg (honorary). Member: National Academy of Sciences, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Hilda & Alfred Erikkson's prize 1985), German Pharmacological Society, American College Neuropsychopharmacology (foreign), Japanese Pharmacological Society, Royal Science Society & Arts, Scandinavian Society Psychopharmacology (honorary), German Society Biological Psychiatry (honorary).

Connections

Married Ulla-Lisa Christoffersson, December 29, 1945. Children: Bo, Lena, Hans, Maria, Magnus.

father:
Gottfrid Carlsson

mother:
Lizzie (Steffenburg) Carlsson

spouse:
Ulla-Lisa Christoffersson

children:
Bo Carlsson

Lena Carlsson

Hans Carlsson

Maria Carlsson

Magnus Carlsson