The world according to Ferid Murad, M.D., Ph.D., is a place where rules are made to be broken. Research, he reminds us, is a creative process; and belief in your own heretical observations, he proves, is more fruitful than subscription to scientific dogma.
GW Researchers collaborated to make an unanticipated discovery in mice that interferon-gamma, a type of protein primarily used by the immune system for intercellular communication, acts as a promoter for the deadly form of skin cancer known as melanoma.
A Nobel Prize winner will soon be teaching and conducting life saving research at the George Washington University. Professor Ferid Murad, recipient of the Nobel Prize in medicine and world renowned pioneer in biochemistry, will join the faculty in April 2011.
Richard L. Abbott, M.D. became the new president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1, 2011. Dr. Abbott received his medical doctorate in 1971 from The George Washington University School of Medicine.
The concept once seemed futuristic: medical decision-making hinged on an individual’s genetic makeup rather than population statistics. But today, the hope of personalized medicine is being pursued at labs around the world, most drastically shaping the field of oncology.