American physician and pharmacologist
Ferid Murad (born September 14, 1936) is an American physician and pharmacologist. He was born to Turkish parents.
September 14, 1936
|Alma mater||DePauw University (BS, 1958) and Case Western Reserve University (MD-Ph.D., 1965)|
|Known for||Discoveries concerning cyclic GMP as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system|
|Institutions||University 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. 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ferid Murad - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
- ↑ "Arritjet ia dedikoj kombit tim!". Telefrafi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-06-28.