Career perspective: Paolo Cerretelli
Istituto di Bioimmagini e Fisiologia Molecolare del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (C.N.R.), via Fratelli Cervi, 93, Segrate, Milan 20090, Italy
Extreme Physiology & Medicine 2013, 2:13 doi:10.1186/2046-7648-2-13Published: 25 April 2013
This article is an autobiographical account of my career as a human physiologist. I have spent 55 years traversing mountains, continents, seas, and skies, carrying out research in the laboratories of several international institutions as well as in the field. My scientific roots, approach to the mountains and altitude populations, both in Europe and in Asia, together with an account of my experimental studies at altitude, including extreme conditions, shall be presented together with pertinent occasional reflections of a personal nature.