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Biographical entry Costa, Marcello (1940 - )

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Born
9 January 1940
Turin, Italy
Occupation
Neurophysiologist

Summary

Marcello Costa is Professor of Neurophysiology at Flinders University and Co-Chair of the South Australian Neuroscience Institute (SANI). He is an editorial board member for several scientific journals and has co-authored more than 250 works in the field of the nervous control of gut movements. Marcello Costa has taught Medical students since 1975, established and coordinated most topics in the field of Neurosciences at Flinders University and was one of the founders of the Cognitive Sciences course. He was a Visiting Fellow and Professor at Universities and Research Institutions in Portland, Oregon, at Helsinki University (Finland), at University "la Sapienza" (Rome), at Menarini Foundation (Florence) and at University of Torino. Marcello Costa has received many honours and recognitions and is committed to the public education of Neuroscience.

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1967
Education - Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia (equivalent to a Bachelor of Medicine (MB) and Bachelor of Surgery (BS)) completed at the University of Turin, Italy
1967 - 1970
Career position - Lecturer in Human Anatomy and Histology at the University of Turin
1968 - 1969
Career position - Medical Registrar and Practitioner in Italy
1969 - 1970
Career position - Ordinary Assistant (Lecturer) in Human Anatomy at the University of Turin (8 months)
1970 - 1973
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne
1973
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Helsinki in Finland and then in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Turin
1974 - 1975
Career position - Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology at the University of Melbourne (eighteen months)
1975 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer in Human Physiology at Flinders University in South Australia
1978 - 1980
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Human Physiology at Flinders University
1980 - 1986
Career position - Reader and Associate Professor in Human Physiology at Flinders University
1984 -
Career position - Councillor of the Australian Neuroscience Society
1986 -
Career position - Personal Chair in Neurophysiology in the Department of Human Physiology at Flinders University in South Australia
1987 - 1991
Career position - Director of the National Health and Research Commission's Addiction Research Unit
1988 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1992
Award - Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana (an honorary knighthood from the Republic of Italy)
1994 - 1995
Career position - President of the Australian Neuroscience Society
2003 -
Career position - Co-Chair of the South Australian Neuroscience Institute (SANI)
2004 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Brain Sciences

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