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Tenth Annual Symposium on Translational Research

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The Big 10: From Theory to Mainstream in Personalized Healthcare

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014
Location: MSTF Auditorium
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Keynote Lecture

Discovery of nitric oxide and cyclic AMP in cell signaling and their role in drug development 

Ferid Murad

Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D.
Nobel Laureate
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
The George Washington University
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Recipient of 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine
Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr. Ferid Murad is currently a University Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Murad received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from DePauw University, and MD and Ph.D. degrees from Case Western Reserve University.  Dr. Murad has served as a faculty member at the University of Virginia (1970-81), Stanford University (1981-88), Northwestern University (1988) and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1997-2011). While at Stanford he ventured into the private sector as a vice president of Abbott Laboratories (1988–92) and then became president of the Molecular Geriatrics Corporation (1993–95).

Dr. 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. These discoveries led to the development of the anti-impotence drug sildenafil citrate (Viagra) and had the potential to unlock new approaches for understanding and treating other diseases.

In 1996, Dr. Murad received Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his discovery. He also received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Drs. Robert F. Furchgott and Louis J. Ignarro in 1998.  

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For more information and registration, please contact Melinda Tillman at 410-706-6300 or mtillman@som.umaryland.edu.

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From the Northeast: The campus is accessible from I-95S to either 395 (downtown Baltimore), and follow directions from points south via I-95, or 695W (Baltimore Beltway) to I-83S. Follow I-83 directions above.

From the West: Take 1-170E to 695S to I-95N. From I-95, take Route 395 and follow directions from points south via I-95.

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