Mauricio Montal, MD, PhD, is Distinguished Professor, Section of Neurobiology, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, USA.
Dr. Montal is the author of many publications characterizing the mechanism of action and basic science of the botulinum neurotoxins. He is the recipient of a K.C. Cole Award of the Biophysical Society for outstanding contributions in membrane biophysics and a Research Scientist Award from the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Montal is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the Biophysical Society. Dr. Montal has been awarded the Friedrich Merz Professorship at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany, and the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.