Lidia Mannuzzu, Italian biologist, Died at 58


Lidia Mannuzzu was born on April 21, 1958, in Sassari and died on October 24, 2016.

She was an Italian biologist.

She graduated with honors in Medicine in Sassari in 1984, with a thesis on favism. She had important experiences abroad, during her studies at the Max Planck Institute, at Brunel University in London and Aachen Medical School in Westphalia.

Just after graduation and until 1986, she worked as a researcher in the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, University of Turin, participating in research on cell membrane of platelets and blood cells that have a fundamental role in hemostasis.

During 1987, Lidia left Italy to pursue a master’s degree in physiology at University of California, Berkeley, receiving her PhD in 1990.

In the nineties, she developed and patented biomedical technologies targeted to the red blood cells processes, and of nervous system cell function.

During 2000, as a researcher, Lidia became a professor at Berkeley, continuing to study the workings of synapses along with Ehud Isacoff.

She died due to a pulmonary embolism.

Lidia Mannuzzu passed away at 58 years old.