With 40 years of professional experience to his credit, Professor Kjell Fuxe has held the distinguished title of professor emeritus of histology at Karolinska Institutet since 2005. Prior to his retirement, he served as a full professor of histology, associate professor of histology, and assistant professor at Karolinska Institutet between 1965 and 2005. In addition, he briefly held the role of researcher with the Swedish Medical Research Council in 1966. Alongside his professional endeavors, he also served as a guest professor at the Institute of Psychopharmacology at the Central Institute of Mental Health with the University of Heidelberg in 2012, and was a member of the Scientific Board and Kuratorium at the Max del Brück Center for Molecular Medicine from 1992 to 1995. Dr. Fuxe held the position of visiting professor at such institutions as the Universitat de Barcelona, the Arthur M. Fishberg Research Center for Neurobiology, and the Collège de France.
To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Fuxe sought out a formal education, receiving a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Karolinska Institutet in 1959 and 1965, respectively. In the ensuing years, he earned honorary doctorates from several prestigious academic institutions, including the Marquis Guiseppe Scicluna International University Foundation in 1988, Université Claude Bernard in 1992, the Albert Einstein International Academy Foundation in 1993, Universitat de Barcelona in 1998, University of Ferrara in 2002, and Universidad de Málaga in 2007.
An editor of more than 20 books and contributor of numerous articles to peer reviewed journals, Dr. Fuxe maintains affiliations with professional organizations such as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology — of which he has been an emeritus fellow since 2010 — the Mexican Academy of Sciences, the World Federation of Neurology Committee for Research on Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, Swedish Movement Disorder Society, and the American Parkinson Disease Association.
In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Dr. Fuxe was most recently presented with the Camillo Golgi Medal Award by the Golgi Foundation in 2012. Previous accolades have included medals from the University of Modena and the Università di Parma, the Cross of Merit and Alfred Nobel Medal for Peace from the Albert Einstein Academy Foundation, the German Humboldt Prize Award, the Palay Award in Structural Neuroscience, and the Rapid Response Innovation Award from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, among countless others. Furthermore, Dr. Fuxe is listed in the 12th and 19th editions of Who’s Who in the World.
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