Bernardo Usay

Bernardo Alberto Usay
Bernardo Alberto Usay born 10 April in 1887 in Buenos Aires. His parents were immigrants from France, in a family of eight children. Bernardo grew up a precocious teenager. At the age of 14 years he was admitted to the farmatsepticheskuyu school at the University of Buenos Aires, and then to the medical faculty of the same University.

When he was only 17 years old, he has held the position of Research and teaching assistant, Department of Physiology, although he was still a medical student at the third year of study.

In 1910 he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine. In the same year Usay — physiology professor of agricultural and veterinary faculty. In 1919 he was appointed professor of the Faculty of Medicine. At the same time, Usay was head of the laboratory at the Institute of Bacteriology of the Ministry of Health.

In 1947, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for the discovery of the role of hormones of the anterior pituitary lobe in the metabolism of glucose." This award Usay shared with his wife Carla and Gerty Cori, who discovered the catalytic conversion of glycogen.

Bernardo Alberto Usay participated in the organization of the Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine, and in 1957 he became its director.

He was married, the family had three sons.

Died Bernardo Alberto Usay September 21 in 1971.