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Paolo Meda Edit Profile

biomedical scientist

Paolo Meda, Italian biomedical scientist. Achievements include demonstration that direct intercellular communication controls insulin and amylase secretions; discovery of subpopulations of pancreatic cells. Recipient The Milan Diabetes prize, 1987, The Max Chloetta award Chloetta Foundation, 1993.

Background

Meda, Paolo was born on November 4, 1949 in Milan, Italy. Son of Francesco and Matilde (Morganti) Meda.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University Louvain, Brussels, 1975.

Career

Assistant University Louvain, Brussels, 1975-1977, University Geneva, Switzerland, 1977-1981, assistant professor Switzerland, 1983-1989, associate professor biomedical science Switzerland, since 1989. Research associate University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981-1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include demonstration that direct intercellular communication controls insulin and amylase secretions. Discovery of subpopulations of pancreatic cells.

Membership

Fellow Swiss National Science Foundation. Member American Society Cell Biology, European Association for Study of Diabetes, Swiss Society for Experimental Biology, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International.

Connections

Married Therese Paulissen, October 6, 1973. Children: Nicolas, Julien, Luca.

father:
Francesco Meda

mother:
Matilde (Morganti) Meda

spouse:
Therese Paulissen

child:
Nicolas Meda

child:
Julien Meda

child:
Luca Meda