Dr. Albert W. Girotti has earned distinction as an expert in cancer related biochemistry and photodynamic oncological therapy.
WAUWATOSA, WI, April 16, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Albert W. Girotti with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Girotti 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.
Having accrued more than 50 years of inimitable expertise in his field, Dr. Girotti has garnered a laudable reputation in his role at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A member of the department of biochemistry at the aforementioned institution, he is tenured as a professor. Joining the faculty after completing his postdoctoral work in 1969, Dr. Girotti has earned distinction as an expert in cancer related biochemistry and photodynamic oncological therapy.
Conducting extensive research in the role of lipid peroxides in cancer throughout his career, Dr. Girotti has also studied the role of nitric oxide in cancer progression and in regulation of cytoprotective nitric oxide in anti-tumor photodynamic therapy. As a result of his decades of research, he excelled as a program director for a program project grant during the 1990s. Dr. Girotti also authored and co-authored dozens of scholarly articles since 1966 in such peer-reviewed publications as the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Biochemical Pharmacology and Free Radical Biology and Medicine. He continues to serve on the editorial board for Photochemistry and Photobiology as of 2009.
Dr. Girotti received a Bachelor of Science in biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and a Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts in 1965. He subsequently contributed for three years as a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell University Medical College between 1965 and 1968, where he studied the role of metal ions in ribonuclease activity. Dr. Girotti was initially inspired to pursue a career in his field by his high school science teacher, who influenced him greatly while coming of age. Another mentor was his research advisor at the University of Massachusetts, who was known for his work on photochemistry.
Maintaining his professional affiliation with several industry-related organizations, Dr. Girotti is a member and past president of the American Society of Photobiology. He is also a member of the Society of Free Radical Biology and Medicine and the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Well qualified in his field, Dr. Girotti secured a research grant from the National Institutes of Health from 1990 to 2017. A celebrated Marquis listee, he has been included in the 69th and 70th editions of Who's Who in America.
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