Alfred Goodman Gilman

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Alfred Goodman Gilman (1994)

Alfred Goodman Gilman (born July 1, 1941 in New Haven , Connecticut , † December 23, 2015 in Dallas , Texas ) was an American pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner .


Gilman is a son of the pharmacologist and professor of Yale University , Alfred Gilman, Sr. (1908-1984). He received the middle name Goodman in honor of a colleague of his father, the pharmacologist Louis S. Goodman (1906-2000). By 1962 he studied science and medicine at Yale University, then at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland , where he received his doctorate in medicine in 1969.

In 1971 Gilman became a professor at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. In 1975 he received the John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology and in 1984 a Gairdner Foundation International Award . In 1985 he became a member of the National Academy of Sciences , whose Richard Lounsbery Award he received in 1987. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences accepted him as a member in 1988. In 1989 Gilman was awarded the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award . In 1994 he and Martin Rodbell received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for the discovery of cell communication and in particular the discovery of G proteins ”.

Since 1981 Gilman has headed the Department of Pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas . He was also Chancellor of the Medical School there and headed the university's academic research. In 2000 he established the "Alliance for Cellular Signaling", an international and interdisciplinary cooperation of 50 researchers and 20 research centers for the decoding of signal transduction . In 1980, 1985 and 1990 he was the main author of the respective editions of the well-known pharmacology textbook The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics . He died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74 on December 23, 2015 .


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Alfred Gilman, 1994 Nobel Prize-winning scientist in Texas, dies
  2. ^ Gisela Baumgart: Gilman, Alfred Goodman. In: Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard D. Haage, Gundolf Keil , Wolfgang Wegner (eds.): Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, ISBN 3-11-015714-4 , p. 495 f .; here: p. 495.
  3. ^ William Grimes: Dr. Alfred G. Gilman, Whose Work on Proteins Won Nobel Prize, Dies at 74 . The New York Times, December 24, 2015. Retrieved December 26, 2015.