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E. Brad Thompson, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Thompson has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of healthcare, research and higher education

Dr. E. Brad Thompson is a biological chemistry and genetics educator, researcher and endocrinologist, who has been active for more than 50 years.

    GALVESTON, TX, May 16, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present E. Brad Thompson, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Thompson celebrates many years as a researcher and educator in endocrinology, noted for his achievements, leadership qualities, credentials and successes in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in 1955, from Rice University, Houston. He entered Harvard Medical School that same year, took a hiatus year on fellowship to study biochemistry at the University of Cambridge, U.K. 1957-58, and completed his Doctor of Medicine from Harvard in 1960. He concluded his initial training with an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City between 1960 and 1962.

Dr. Thompson is a biological chemistry and genetics educator, researcher and endocrinologist, who has been active for more than 50 years. Twenty-two years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have been followed by 35 years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB), where he is presently Professor Emeritus. He was also Senior Research Professor in the department of biology and biochemistry and the Center of Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at the University of Houston between 2009 and 2016 and was Visiting Professor in the department of biology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore from 2013 to 2016. He was periodically a visiting scientist at the Jackson Laboratory, ME for 30 years, in 2011 at the Mt. Desert Island Biological Lab, ME, and in 1998 at the University of Bristol, U.K.

Between 1962 and 1984, Dr. Thompson served at NIH as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, rising from research associate to medical director and section chief, laboratory of biochemistry, National Cancer Institute. Dr. Thompson was recruited to UTMB in 1984, as I.H. Kempner Professor and chairman, department of human biological chemistry and genetics, and professor of internal medicine. For many years he served simultaneously as interim director of the Sealy Center for Molecular Science, while teaching and conducting research in cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology. After stepping down as department chair, he was awarded a J.P. Saunders professorship, and in 2009, Emeritus status.

His renown for work on steroid hormone mechanisms of action and cancer began in 1965 when Dr. Thompson established a tissue culture line that could mimic the induction of a liver enzyme by corticosteroid, showing that the steroid acted directly on the liver cell, and that gene transcription was required. Later, he used a human acute leukemia cell line to study how, by regulation of certain genes, corticosteroids kill malignant white cells. He holds a patent on the anti-tumor activity of a modified fragment of the glucocorticoid receptor. He was part of the team to first clone a steroid receptor. More recently, his lab demonstrated that the disordered domain of the glucocorticoid receptor could be made to take on a folded structure. Further analysis of this effect led to a general model for allostery in intrinsically disordered proteins. His research was supported by grants from NIH, the Walls Foundation, the Leukemia Society, and other agencies. He has contributed nearly 300 articles to various professional journals and books. Dr. Thompson has co-edited several books, was founding editor-in-chief of the journal Molecular Endocrinology, and served as the editor-in-chief for Endocrine Reviews and as a section editor for "Handbook of Cell Signaling." Dr. Thompson maintains affiliation with the Endocrine Society, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American College of Medical Genetics.

In educational activities, Dr. Thompson has taught pro bono, from elementary through university levels. At UTMB, he instituted medical school-local high school research opportunities. He taught in the UTMB medical school and also mentored medical students, graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows-there and at NIH. He has been a United Nations educational visiting expert at the Institute of Genetics, Biological Research Centre, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, an attending physician at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, and a Fulbright scholar at the University of Marburg, Germany (1992). He has chaired numerous committees and served on numerous review boards for such organizations as the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. Civically, Dr. Thompson was a troop committee member with the Girl Scouts of America, Rockville, Maryland, and a member of the Rockville Parent Teacher Association. He has sung with the Galveston Community and the Bay Area Choruses, as well as the Mt. Desert Summer Chorale, twice performing at Carnegie Hall, N.Y.C. He has participated in triathlons, winning age-group second at the national senior games, 2013.

Dr. Thompson has been honored for his scholarship by membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was an American Cancer Society scholar (1992-1993). He received the J.G. Sinclair Award from Sigma Xi (1997), was named Distinguished Alumnus by Rice University in 2001, and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Endocrine Society in 2004. He was made a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006. Dr. Thompson has been cited in more than 50 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America and in the World, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Thompson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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