Clara Franzini-Armstrong

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Clara Franzini-Armstrong ForMemRS (born 1938 Florence) is an American electron microscopist,[1] and Professor Emeritus of Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Pennsylvania.[2][3]


She graduated from the University of Pisa with a PhD degree in 1960. She was a Research Assistant at University College, London, with Andrew F. Huxley. She has taught at the University of Pennsylvania since 1975.

Dr. Franzini-Armstrong was inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in 1995.

She is married to Dr. Clay Armstrong.[4]


  • Andrew Engel, Clara Franzini-Armstrong (eds) Myology: basic and clinical, Volume 2, McGraw-Hill, 1994, ISBN 978-0-07-019559-2
  • Andrew Engel, Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Myology: Dystrophinopathies, McGraw-Hill, 2004, ISBN 978-0-07-137180-3
  • Robert Malcolm Simmons, ed. (1992). "The structure of the triad: local stimulation experiments then and now". Muscular contraction. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-41774-7. 


  1. ^ Biophysicists in Profile, Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Biophysics Society Newsletter, August 2009
  2. ^ "Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Ph.D. Cell and Developmental Biology; Faculty and Administration". Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. 2008-08-14. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ "Welcome to The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute". Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  4. ^ "The Rudy Clarenburg Lecture Series, Franzini-Armstrong". Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 

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