Ferid Murad

American physician and pharmacologist

Ferid Murad (born September 14, 1936) is an American physician and pharmacologist. He was born to Turkish parents.

Ferid Murad
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Murad at a lecture on 2 April 2008
Ferid Murad

(1936-09-14)September 14, 1936[1]
Alma materDePauw University (BS, 1958) and Case Western Reserve University (MD-Ph.D., 1965)
Known forDiscoveries concerning cyclic GMP as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry, pharmacology
InstitutionsUniversity of Virginia (1970-81), Stanford (1981-88), Abbott Laboratories (1988-93), University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1997-2011), George Washington University (2011-Present)

Murad is best known for his discoveries which concern the cyclic GMP as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for his discoveries. He shared the prize with Robert F. Furchgott and Louis Ignarro.[1] Murad is an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo.

In May 2012, the Municipality of Čair proclaimed Murad as an honorary citizen. During the ceremony, Murad dedicated all of his achievements to his nation, Albania.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ferid Murad - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. "Arritjet ia dedikoj kombit tim!". Telefrafi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-06-28.