Professor Ignarro has made exceptional contributions to the advancement of science, including winning the Nobel† Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1998 for his research on nitric oxide. His work has led and inspired scientists around the world.
A Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, UCLA School of Medicine, Professor Ignarro served as Professor of Pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. Before teaching, he served as a scientist at CIBA-GEIGY.
Professor Ignarro has published many articles and received the Basic Research Prize of the American Heart Association for outstanding contributions to the advancement of cardiovascular science. He was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences the same year, and into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences the next.
Professor Ignarro holds a B.S. in Pharmacology, Columbia University, 1962, and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, University of Minnesota, 1966. He received his Postdoctoral Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health, 1968.†The Nobel Prize is a registered trademark of the Nobel Foundation.