Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa

Science writer, Organization leader

1917 – 2010


Who was Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa?

Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa was a noted Brazilian physician, biologist and geneticist.

Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa was born in Rio de Janeiro, where he did all his studies, first in natural history at the Federal District University, graduating in 1938; and subsequently medicine at the National School of Medicine of University of Brazil, graduating in 1941. He got his doctoral degree at the same school, in 1953 and soon afterwards went abroad on a scholarship for post-doctoral studies at Columbia University, in New York City, from 1953 to 1955. His teaching and research professional career began in 1942, when he accepted a position of assistant professor at the School of Philosophy, Sciences and Letters of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a post he held until 1958. In that year he accepted a new position at the University of São Paulo, moving to São Paulo City, where he worked until his retirement. He attained a full professorship there in 1978 and was elected an emeritus professor in 1995. In 1964 and 1965 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a Fulbright Program fellowship.

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Mar 30, 1917
Also known as
  • Dr. Oswaldo Frota-Pessoa
  • Brazil
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    ( - 1941)
  • Columbia University
    (1953 - 1955)
  • World Health Organization
  • Organization of American States
Mar 24, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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