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In Sympathy—Dr. Alfred G. Gilman

March 14, 2016

Gilman AlfredDr. Alfred G. Gilman, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and ASPET member since 1973, died on December 23, 2015. He received his BS (summa cum laude) in Biochemistry in 1962 from Yale University, and his MD and PhD in Pharmacology in 1969 from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics at the National Institutes of Health (1969-71) and then moved to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In 1981 he became chair of the University of Texas Southwestern pharmacology department and retired from the university in 2009. Next, Dr. Gilman became the chief scientific officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), a position he held until 2012. Dr. Gilman and Dr. Rodbell shared the Nobel Prize for their studies relating to G proteins. Check out an interview ASPET conducted with Dr. Gilman for Molecular Interventions in 2001.

Obituaries for Dr. Gilman were published in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and the New York Times, among other leading news sources.

Read a tribute to Dr. Gilman in an excerpt from the March 2016 issue of The Pharmacologist.

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