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Giuseppe Attardi

Born: Sep 14, 1923

Death: Apr 5, 2008

Birthplace: Vicari

Nationality: Italy

Giuseppe Attardi

Date of Birth : Sep 14, 1923
Date of Death : Apr 5, 2008
Birth Place : Vicari

Giuseppe Attardi was an American molecular biologist of Italian origin, a professor at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. He made pioneering studies on the human mitochondrial structure and function. He received the Gairdner Foundation International Award in 1998 for his contributions to medical science and was selected jointly with Douglas C. Wallace for the 2000 Passano Award "for their landmark contributions to the mitochondrial genome project and their development of innovative methods for studying mitochondrial genetics and human disease". He was a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences from 1984.

Also known as


  • Giuseppe Maria Attardi

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award
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