Nobel Laureate In Medicine To Join The George Washington University

Ferid Murad
January 11, 2011

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. Professor Murad, who will serve as University Professor, will be deeply engaged with students across the university, teaching a course for undergraduates, mentoring graduate and medical students and leading a lab program in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

"Professor Murad has distinguished himself not only as a brilliant physician and scientist, but also as a dedicated mentor who has influenced scores of students and colleagues. The opportunity for our students and faculty to work with a scientist of Professor Murad’s caliber will have a profound effect on the university and create exceptional educational opportunities for our students," said GW President Steven Knapp.

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