Ferid Murad

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Ferid Murad
Murad in April 2008
Born(1936-09-14)September 14, 1936[1]
DiedSeptember 4, 2023(2023-09-04) (aged 86)
Alma materDePauw University (BS, 1958) and Case Western Reserve University (MD-Ph.D., 1965)
Known forDiscoveries concerning cyclic GMP as a signaling molecule in the cardiovascular system
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry, pharmacology
InstitutionsUniversity of Virginia (1970-81), Stanford (1981-88), Abbott Laboratories (1988-93), University of Texas Medical School at Houston (1997-2011), George Washington University (2011-2017)

Ferid Murad (September 14, 1936 – September 4, 2023) was an Albanian- American physician and pharmacologist. He was born to Albanian parents.

Murad was 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.[1] 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.[2]

Murad died in Menlo Park, California, on September 4, 2023, ten days before his 87th birthday.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ferid Murad - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. "Arritjet ia dedikoj kombit tim!". Telefrafi. Archived from the original on 2013-12-10. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  3. "Ferid Murad". The Almanac Online. Retrieved 6 September 2023.