Zulma Brandoni de Gasparini

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Zulma Brandoni de Gasparini
Born (1944-05-15) 15 May 1944 (age 80)
AwardsPrize Bernardo Houssay
Florentino Ameghino
Pellegrino Strobel
Academic background
Alma materNational University of La Plata
Academic work
InstitutionsNational Scientific and Technical Research Council
Notable worksGasparinisaura

Zulma Nélida Brandoni de Gasparini (born 15 May 1944)[1] is an Argentine paleontologist and zoologist. She is known for discovering the fossils of the dinosaur Gasparinisaura, which was named after her.[2]


Born in the city of La Plata, Argentina on 15 May 1944, Brandoni de Gasparini graduated in zoology from the National University of La Plata in 1966 and obtained her PhD in Natural Sciences in 1973.

Zulma Brandoni de Gasparini was internationally recognized in the nineties for leading the team that discovered the Gasparinisaura.[3] She is a recognized expert in Mesozoic reptilians of South America.[4]

In 1972, she started her scientific career at the CONICET, in which was promoted in 2003 to the grade of Superior Researcher.[1] She is today professor in Paleontology of Vertebrates in the National University of La Plata.


Brandoni de Gasparini has been awarded, among others recognitions, the Prize "Bernardo Houssay" of the CONICET (1987), the Prize to the Merit of the Argentinian Paleontological Association (2001) and the Prize Florentino Ameghino of the National Academy of Exact and Natural Sciences (2002). She received the Prize Pellegrino Strobel in 2013.[5] In 2023 she was granted the Konex Award Merit Diploma for her work in Paleontology in the last decade.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Dra. Brandoni de Gasparini, Zulma" (PDF). www.ancefn.org.ar. ANCEFN – Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Museo de La Plata – FCNyM – UNLP – Importante reconocimiento a la trayectoria de la Dra. Zulma Brandoni de Gasparini". www.museo.fcnym.unlp.edu.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Científica argentina investiga una arcaica especie inexplorada". Diario Epoca. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Distinción a la Dra. Zulma Brandoni de Gasparini". apaleontologica.blogspot.be. Asociación Paleontológica Argentina. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Se entregó el Premio Strobel 2013". www.uba.ar. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ Fundación Konex (2 May 2023). "Premios Konex 2023: Ciencia y Tecnología. Ya se conocen los Diplomas al Mérito". fundacionkonex.org (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 May 2023.