Emmanuel Ciprian Amoroso
Amoroso was born in Woodbrook, Trinidad. In the 1920s, he obtained his medical degree with a first class from University College Dublin where he also won a plethora of awards and scholarships. He took up a temporary demonstrator position in histology and embryology at University College London and was later appointed to a permanent position at Royal Veterinary College. Twelve years later, he would become the Chair of Physiology where he retired and became Emeritus Professor.
Amoroso studied and produced up to 144 publications on diverse topics in anatomy including the epithelium of the pancreas and placentation. He studied cell structure and function and placenta hormones which advanced the understanding of organ development and fetal development. In 1957, Amoroso was the first Trinidadian to be elected into Fellowship of the Royal Society. He spoke 6 languages and is said to have created the finest department of Veterinary Physiology in England. He received many honorary doctorates and in 1969, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Amoroso passed on at age 81 from heart disease.