Ferid Murad, MD, PhD.
Dr. Murad is Director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine (U of Texas-Houston). He attended DePauw University, 1954-58, B.A. degree; Case Western Reserve University, 1958-65, M.D. and Ph.D. degrees; internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, 1965-67; clinical research associate and staff fellow, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 1967-70; Associate Professor and Professor Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Virginia, 1970-81, Director of the Clinical Research Center 1971-81 and the Division of Clinical Pharmacology 1973-81; Professor Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, Stanford University 1981-88 and Chief of Medicine Palo Alto Veterans Medical Center; VP of Discovery Research and VP R&D Abbott Laboratories 1988-93; President & CEO Molecular Geriatrics 1993-96; Professor and Chairman Dept. Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, U. Texas Houston 1997-Present and Director Institute of Molecular Medicine 1999-present. He is the recipient of many honorary degrees and awards, most notable are Ciba Award 1988, Lasker Awards for Basic Medical Research 1996 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1998. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Science and the Institute of Medicine. His research interests are in the areas of nitric oxide, cyclic GMP and cellular signaling in vascular biology and other systems.