Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson is a Robert A. Welch professor and founding director of the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at the University of Houston.
HOUSTON, TX, November 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jan-Ake Gustafsson, PhD, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gustafsson celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued 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. Gustafsson is a Robert A. Welch professor and founding director of the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling at the University of Houston. An internationally recognized leading authority on hormone receptors, he most notably discovered a previously unknown estrogen receptor during the mid-1990's. He has since worked diligently on innovative approaches to slowing the growth of early-stage cancers and combating late-stage cancers.
An alumnus of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Dr. Gustafsson received a doctorate degree in 1968 and a medical degree in 1971. He also received an honorary doctorate in Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Milan in Italy in 2008, a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Turku in Finland in 2011, and a doctorate in medicine at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2014.
In 2011, Dr. Gustafsson was awarded $5.2 million in grant money by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Working alongside several other colleagues, they began developing new methods for treating the most severe form of prostate cancer and drugs that would target new areas of the androgen signaling system that would work differently from existing therapies. Dr. Gustafsson and his team also tested plant-derived and synthetic chemicals resembling hormones to prevent and combat prostate cancer.
Dr. Gustafsson was named a Distinguished Professor of Dalian Medical University in China in 2015. He previously received a Grand Silver Medal from the Karolinska Institute in 2011, an Award of Merit from the Princess Takamatsu Cancer Research Fund in 2009 and a Grand Nordic Fernstrom Prize from Lund University in 2009. He was also named an honorary fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in 2014. He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Sciences. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Gustafsson has been featured in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Gustafsson has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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