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cell biologist

Richard Emil Pagano, American cell biologist. Achievements include research on lipid traffic in animal cells, lipid biochemistry; liposomes, fluorescence methods. National Institutes of Health grantee, since 1979.


Pagano, Richard Emil was born on June 13, 1944 in New York City. Son of Emil and Annette (Abramson) Pagano.


Bachelor, Johns Hopkins University, 1965. Postgraduate, Johns Hopkins University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1968.


Staff fellow United States Public Health Service-National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1968-1970. Postdoctoral fellow Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1970-1972. Member staff Carnegie Institute Washington, Baltimore, 1972-1994.

Professor biochemistry and molecular biology Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1994. Part-time professor biology Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1982-1994, biophysics department, 1984-1994. Member editorial board Journal Lipid Research, 1983-1985, Journal Liposome Research, 1986-1992, Trends in Cell Biology, since 1991, Traffic, since 1999.

Member cell biology study group section National Science Foundation, 1977-1979. Visiting scientist University Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1972. Joseph Meyerhoff visiting professor Weizmann Institute of Science, 1983.

Lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research on lipid traffic in animal cells, lipid biochemistry. Liposomes, fluorescence methods.


Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Society Cell Biology, Biophysics Society (chairman membrane biophysics subgroup 1978-1979, chairman Cole award selection committee 1979-1980).


Married Beverly Kay Schreck, June 14, 1966. Children: Rachel, Rebekah, Rhoda.

Emil Pagano

Annette (Abramson) Pagano

Beverly Kay Schreck

Rachel Pagano

Rebekah Pagano

Rhoda Pagano