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Who was Rita Levi-Montalcini?

Posted by , on 22 April 2024

Rita-Levi Montalcini (1909-2012) was an Italian neurobiologist who lived an extraordinary life, and today (22nd April) would have been her 115th birthday. Click on each image to enlarge and read more about her…

Image credit:
Premio Internazionale “Wendell Krieg Lifetime Achievement Award” a Rita Levi Montalcini – 30 settembre 2009” by unipavia is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

Coutinho, L. and Teive, H.A.G. (2023) ‘Rita Levi-Montalcini: the neurologist who challenged fascism’, Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria, 81(1), pp. 95–98. Available at:

Hamburger, V. and Levi-Montalcini, R. (1949) ‘Proliferation, differentiation and degeneration in the spinal ganglia of the chick embryo under normal and experimental conditions’, Journal of Experimental Zoology, 111(3), pp. 457–501. Available at:

Malerba, F. (2022) ‘Why Are We Scientists? Drawing Inspiration From Rita Levi-Montalcini’, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 15, p. 741984. Available at:

The Nobel Prize | Women who changed science | Rita Levi-Montalcini. Available at: (Accessed: 19 April 2024).

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