Murad, Ferid

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Murad, Ferid Gender: M
born on 14 September 1936 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )
Place Whiting, Indiana, 41n41, 87w30
Timezone CDT h5w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°12' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 04°03 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 05°09'

Ferid Murad (at a lecture in 2008)
photo: Jeff Dahl, license gfdl


American physician and pharmacologist, and a co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. 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. The missing steps in the signaling process were filled in by Robert F. Furchgott and Louis J. Ignarro of UCLA, for which the three shared the 1998 Nobel Prize (and for which Murad and Furchgott received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1996).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1998 (Co-winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD in Pharmacology)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pharmacologist)
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize (Co-winner in Physiology or Medicine)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field