Václav Hampl (November 2008)
Václav Hampl, RNDr., Dr.Sc. (born 1962) is a Czech physiologist and, since 2006, rector of Charles University in Prague.
Hampl was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1962 and received a PhD from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1990. He did postgraduate work at the University of Minnesota Medical School and, since 2002, has been a professor of physiology at Charles University in Prague. His research has focused on the pulmonary circulation and its use of nitric oxide as a signaling agent. In 2006, Hampl became the 507th rector of Charles University in Prague.