Cecilia Bouzat

Cecilia Bouzat
BornCecilia Bouzat
(1961-12-10) 10 December 1961 (age 55)
Bah×­a Blanca, Argentina
Institutions Universidad Nacional del Sur
Mayo Clinic
California Institute of Technology
Alma materUniversidad Nacional del Sur
Thesis (1961)
Known forStudy of receptors called Cys-loop, neuronal nicotinic receptors
Notable awards L'Oreal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science (2014)


Cecilia Bouzat (given birth to 10 Dec 1961) can be an award-winning Argentine biochemist, who research neurological disorders. In 2014 she was honored as the Latin American Laureate from the L’Oréal-UNESCO Honor for Ladies in Science.

Early life and education

Cecilia Bouzat was created on Dec 10, 1961, in Bahía Blanca, Argentina. Being a girl and granddaughter of doctors, she was the 3rd of six kids and became thinking about science in early stages in her education. It had been in Bouzat's second or third 12 months of university that she thought she wished to main her profession in the sciences. She received a qualification and PhD in Biochemical Sciences in the Universidad Nacional del Sur of Bahía Blanca in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Following a conclusion of her advanced levels, Bouzat finished a postdoctorate research in america of America in the Mayo Medical center in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1994.

Research focus

Bouzat's research offers been centered on the nervous program and the way the mind and muscle mass cells communicate. Her 1st research revolved around how Cys-loop receptors get excited about the synapses and enable quick communications between your neurons and exactly how medicines and substances may change the operation from the membrane proteins particular to the anxious program. Modifications to neuronal nicotinic receptors are connected with neurological disorders.


Currently, Bouzat may be the Principal Investigator from the CONICET and Deputy Director from the Institute of Biochemical Research of White Bay (INIBIBB) in Argentina. She directs the biochemistry study centre and can be an Associate Teacher of Pharmacology in the Universidad Nacional del Sur in her hometown of Bahía Blanca. Bouzat is usually a Research Person in the Country wide Council of Study of Argentina.

Honors and awards

In 2005, Bouzat was a Guggenheim Fellow in Organic Sciences. In 2007, Bouzat experienced won a study scholarship from your same body who prize the L'Oréal-UNESCO Honours for Ladies in Research. The 2014 award she received recognises five females separated geographically from all over the world for their technological research each year. She was the 3rd Argentinian to get this award. She received the identification as Latin American laureate from L'Oréal-UNESCO on her behalf continued analysis and function as a respected female analysis scientist. The citation mentions "her contribution to your knowledge of how human brain cells communicate among themselves and with muscle tissues". Because of this, she was received and congratulated with the Argentine Minister of Research, Lino Barañao, as well as the Argentinian Leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.