CONICET researcher Carlos Lanusse was awarded by the Association of Veterinary Parasitology

The American Association of Veterinary Parasitology awarded researcher Carlos Lanusse for his original contributions in the field of Pharmacology and Veterinary Parasitology.

Dr. Carlos Lanusse. Photo: courtesy researcher.

The American Association of Veterinary Parasitology (AAVP) gave the ‘Distinguished Research Award’ to Dr. Carlos Lanusse, senior researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). He teaches Veterinary Pharmacology and leads the ‘Veterinary Research Center of Tandil (CIVETAN) and the Technological Research Center (CCT) CONICET Tandil. Lanusse received this prestigious prize on July 11th in the city of Madison, Wisconsin, USA. The award was given for his contribution to the training of human resources, new knowledge and his scientific career on the field of Pharmacology and Veterinary Parasitology.

Dr. Lanusse and his research team in Argentina have made a great contribution on veterinary pharmacological parasitology as they have worked on the optimization of control of helminthes, which affect the animals in production. This scientific contribution to the interpretation of the molecular pharmacological mechanisms that sustain the relationship host-drug-parasite has been considered as a vital contribution to understand anti-parasitic action and the phenomena of resistance of the parasites to the effect of drugs. This pharmacological knowledge generated from animal health is currently being used to enhance the treatment of parasitism in human medicine in those endemic regions where the health of children is greatly affected, with strategies that the CIVETAN Veterinary Pharmacology tests with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other national and international institutions.

This prize gives him the privilige of being the only researcher that was awarded twice by this institution. In 1991, while he was conducting his doctoral training at McGill University (Canada), Dr Lanusse had received the “Graduate Research Award” by the same institution.

It is worth mentioning that in the same World Congress of Veterinary Parasitology Dr. William Campbell, Nobel Prize in Medicine (2015) participated. He was one of the responsible for the discovery of ivermectin, a drug whose development meant a turning point in the history of Therapeutics in veterinary and human medicine.

El Dr. Lanusse y su equipo, tuvieron la oportunidad de compartir diferentes momentos con el reconocido Premio Nobel, lo cual tiene un significado muy especial considerando el aporte que desde el CIVETAN se ha realizado en relación a la caracterización farmacológica y utilización terapéutica de esta molécula y sus derivados en el control del parasitismo en producción animal.

Dr Lanusse and his team had the opportunity to share diferent moments with the renowned Nobel Prize, which has a very special meaning considering the contribution that CIVETAN has made about the pharmacological characterization and therapeutic use of this molecule and its derivatives of parasitism in animal production.

About Carlos Lanusse

He is a full professor of Veterinary Pharmacology, FCV-UNCPBA, CONICET senior researcher, Director of the Veterinary Research Center of Tandil, and Director of the Scientific and Technological Center CONICET Tandil. During his career, he has received several prizes: Graduate Research Award by the American Association for Veterinary Parasitology (1991), Bernardo Houssay Award of the Secretary of Science and Technology of Argentina (2003), Bayer Award of the Academia de Agronomía Y Veterinaria (2006), ‘Sociedad Medicina Veterinaria’ Award (2011), Research Award of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology (2011), Bunge & Born Award (2011), ‘Centro de Estudios de la Industria Químico-Farmacéutica’ Award (2013), ‘Diploma al Mérito Fundación Konex’ (2013), Konex Platino (2013), “Excellence in Research Award” (2015) of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), at the end of 2018 he was awarded by the Academia de Ciencias Veterinarias de Castilla y León, Spain.

By CCT CONICET Tandil Press.