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Ferid Murad

Ferid Murad
Murad at a lecture in 2008
Born (1936-09-14) September 14, 1936
Whiting, Indiana
Residence Washington, D.C.
Citizenship United States
Nationality American
Fields Biochemistry, Pharmacology
Institutions George Washington University (2011-Present)
Alma mater DePauw University (BS, 1958) and Case Western Reserve University (MD-Ph.D., 1965)
Doctoral advisor Earl Sutherland, Jr. and Theodore Rall
Known for Discoveries concerning cyclic GMP as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1998) and the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1996)

Ferid Murad (born September 14, 1936) is a physician and pharmacologist, and a co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is also an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo.[1]

Contents

  • Life 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Life

He was born in

  • Ferid Murad – Autobiography. Nobel Foundation.
  • Nobel Laureates 1998

External links

  1. ^ "Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo". Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo. Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  2. ^ [1]“Ferid Murad autobiography”, Nobel Foundation
  3. ^ Nobel Laureate to Join GW | Learning & Search – the George Washington University]
  4. ^ Arritjet ia dedikoj kombit tim!, Telefrafi, 2012-05-31 (in Albanian). As noted in the "Talk" section of this WorldHeritage article, however, Murad appears to have referred to the land of his birth, education, and residence, the United States of America (and not the land of his father's birth, Albania), as "[his] nation".

References

See also

In May 2012, Municipality of Čair proclaimed him an honorary citizen. During the ceremony Murad said that all his achievements were dedicated to his nation, Albania.[4]

Murad's key research demonstrated that nitroglycerin and related drugs worked by releasing nitric oxide into the body, which relaxed smooth muscle by elevating intracellular cyclic GMP. The missing steps in the signaling process were filled in by Robert F. Furchgott and Louis J. Ignarro of UCLA, for which the three shared the 1998 Nobel Prize (and for which Murad and Furchgott received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1996). There was some criticism, however, of the Nobel committee's decision not to award the prize to Salvador Moncada, who had independently reached the same results as Ignarro.

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