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Biochemist , department chairman

Manuel Benito, Spanish biochemist, department chairman. Achievements include first to introduce a new mouse model of obesity and cardiovascular damage. Member of Royal Academy Pharmacy.

Background

Benito, Manuel was born on November 23, 1951 in Antequera, Málaga, Spain. Son of Manuel Benito and Rosario De Las Heras.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Granada, Spain, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy in Sciences, University Autónoma de Madrid, 1976. Doctor of Philisophy in Biochemistry, Oxford, England, 1979.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow University Oxford, England, 1976—1979. Assistant professor University Autónoma de Madrid, 1979—1982. Associate professor University Complutense de Madrid, 1982—1983, chairman biochemistry & molecular biology, 1982—1989, professor, since 1983, chairman biochemistry & molecular biology, since 1999.

Visiting scientist National Health Institute, Bethesda, 1989—1991. Visiting professor medicine Harvard University, Boston, 1996—1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include first to introduce a new mouse model of obesity and cardiovascular damage.

Membership

Member of Royal Academy Pharmacy.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Swimming, jogging, skiing.

Connections

Married Trinidad Caldés, December 27, 1977. Children: Consuelo, Trinidad, Manuel J.

father:
Manuel Benito

mother:
Rosario De Las Heras

spouse:
Trinidad Caldés

child:
Consuelo Benito

child:
Trinidad Benito

child:
Manuel J. Benito